According to a study by the Media Research Center, 91% of all news coverage related to Donald Trump in the past 12 weeks has been negative. That’s 12% more than Hillary Clinton.
What’s more, news outlets have spent more airtime discussing Trump’s controversies – 440 minutes for the Republican, compared to 185 minutes for Clinton.
Those stats only tell part of the story; it gets even nastier when you dig deeper.
After analyzing 588 stories from ABC, CBS, and NBC that mentioned either Trump or Clinton, the MRC found 184 opinionated statements about Hillary Clinton. Trump’s count was more than three times that number, at 686. Just 63 of those comments (9%) were positive.
The MRC reports that even when news outlets were critical of Clinton, their language was respectful. Trump was not afforded that luxury.
Reporters used words like “dangerous,” “vulgar,’ and “misogynistic” to describe the Republican and had no qualms about calling him a liar, which they never did for Hillary.
Political critics have noted that Clinton as of late is behaving and campaigning as though she’s won the election already. This is, of course, a political strategy.
— Politicoconut (@Coconutpolitics) October 24, 2016
According to the MRC report, news outlets are also helping spread the misconception that Clinton has already won the battle.
Of 569 statements the media made regarding Trump’s prospects, 85% were negative. For Clinton, that number is only 38%.
Surprised? Don’t be. 96% of all disclosed political donations made by journalists during this election season went to the Clinton campaign. That amounts to nearly $400,000.
Further, WikiLeaks releases have revealed that at least 65 mainstream media reporters met ‘off the record’ with Hillary Clinton.
Several of those journalists attended a dinner at John Podesta’s house. One of the items on the agenda for that evening was “framing the HRC message and framing the race.”
The media in this nation makes no attempt to hide the fact that it loves Hillary Clinton. They even had the gall to criticize Trump for calling them out on their bias.
“Attacks on media from US politicians is nothing new, but the Republican candidate is taking the hostility to new levels,” reads one article.