Now that 2017 is in the rearview mirror and in the books, it’s instructive to look at how things went down for 365 days.
And Pew has some interesting numbers about media coverage of Trump’s first 11 months.
We know you’ll be absolutely shocked to learn that the media was overwhelmingly biased in a very negative way toward the new administration.
But the actual numbers are pretty scandalous.
According to Pew’s survey, leftist media outlets aired three times more negative stories about Trump than Obama.
What’s more, it was even twice as bad as negative coverage of Dubya, which was pretty negative. That portends some interesting things for 2018.
Expect it to get a lot worse as we approach the midterm elections.
You heard it here first.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
The media’s coverage of President Trump has been overwhelmingly negative, more than three times more critical than the initial coverage of former President Barack Obama and twice that of former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
The Pew Research Center said that the early coverage of Trump was 62 percent negative. By comparison, Obama’s coverage was just 20 percent negative.
“About six-in-ten stories on Trump’s early days in office had a negative assessment, about three times more than in early coverage for Obama and roughly twice that of Bush and Clinton. Coverage of Trump’s early time in office moved further away from a focus on the policy agenda and more toward character and leadership,” said Pew.
The report about the harsh media coverage was included in Pew’s year-ending report titled “17 Striking Findings From 2017.“