As Donald Trump’s presidency rolls into its third full year, there is no denying that the mainstream media has had a very specific take on what the nation has experienced.
That take has been overwhelmingly negative, of course, given that a wide swath of the infotainment industry leans hard to the left. Their bitterness regarding the results of the 2016 have devolved into little more than pedantic and pathetic shouting matches in primetime, all aimed at detracting from the successes of the Commander in Chief.
A new study has revealed a shocking statistic regarding just how bad it’s been, and how much worse impeachment has made things.
The Media Research Center (MRC) analyzed all coverage of President Trump and his administration on ABC’s “World News Tonight,” CBS’ “Evening News” and NBC’s “Nightly News” since Trump took office in 2017. MRC editor Rich Noyes noted that coverage of Trump has been “more hostile than normal” since Sept. 24 when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced the start of the impeachment inquiry.
“Out of 684 evaluative comments included in these broadcasts, a whopping 96 percent have been negative, vs. a meager four percent that have been positive,” Noyes wrote.
To determine “the spin of news coverage,” the MRC examined “all explicitly evaluative statements” about Trump and his administration from “reporters, anchors or non-partisan sources such as experts or voters.”
The study indicated that ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts have featured 398 minutes of coverage related to the Ukraine narrative, which represented more than 60 percent of all Trump administration news since Pelosi announced the start of the inquiry.
These revelations only serve to amplify the Republican talking point regarding impeachment’s lopsided secrecy, which gave the Democrats a head-start within the media landscape before public hearings begin this week.