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Thomas Gallatin / Aug. 18, 2020

MSM Displays Historic Anti-Trump Bias

ABC, CBS, and NBC are 150 times more negative toward Trump than Biden.

It’s no secret that the mainstream media is no fan of President Donald Trump, though, truth be told, the MSM has not liked a Republican president since Dwight D. Eisenhower. However, the degree of negative bias the MSM news networks have displayed in covering Trump dwarfs that of any president in modern history.

A recent survey from the Media Research Center found that the Big Three networks — ABC, CBS, and NBC — have been 150 times more negative in their coverage of Trump compared to that of Joe Biden. MRC’s Rich Noyes observes, “I’ve been studying the news media and elections for more than 35 years. Trust me — there’s never been anything like it.”

Noyes also reports: “From June 1 through July 31, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts focused 512 minutes of airtime on the President, or nine times more than the 58 minutes allotted to Biden. … The extra airtime devoted to Trump consisted almost entirely of anchors and reporters criticizing the President. During these two months, our analysts documented 668 evaluative statements about the President, 95 percent of which (634) were negative, vs. a mere five percent (34) that were positive. Using the same methodology … we found very few evaluative statements about Joe Biden — just a dozen, two-thirds of which (67%) were positive.” Therefore, “Viewers heard 150 TIMES more negative comments about Trump than Biden.”

“That’s not news reporting,” argues Noyes, “that’s a negative advertising campaign in action.”

While it’s become the expected norm for Leftmedia outlets like CNN, MSNBC, and The New York Times to display such blatant political bias, that the MSM would do no different demonstrates that any publicly expressed commitment to objective journalism is feigned. The Big Three are just as dedicated to resisting Trump as are the Leftmedia.

Further cementing the fact that the MSM is completely in the tank for Biden, Noyes points out, “No presidential candidate — not even Barack Obama in 2008 — has ever been on the receiving end of such a wide array of media favors. (While Obama received highly positive coverage, there was no massive media effort to destroy his GOP opponent, Senator John McCain.) While the former Vice President sits snugly in his basement before his nomination later this week, the entire liberal ‘news’ media complex have spent the summer on the attack against his opponent, even as they refuse to report anything negative about Biden himself.”

Is it any wonder that more and more Americans are tuning out and turning off the MSM?

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