New research outlines ways the liberal agenda dominated economic news in 2016.
There are ten things on the list, which comes from the Media Research Center and Newsbusters.org.
"One of the most significant ways the liberal agenda dominated economic and business news was the way that they covered the Dakota Access Pipeline, downplaying protestor violence, not talking about the many things that protestors did, including the use of improvised explosives, [and] setting vehicles on fire," says Julia Seymour, assistant media editor of MRC Business. "That got very little attention, and those protestor voices often appeared way, way more than any other side."
Also on the list: Networks ignoring coal country's pain, even as Hillary Clinton promised to put miners out of work.
"Hillary Clinton got a little too free in her words at a March campaign stop and said that we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business," Seymour explains. "Those remarks were a big deal to people who live in coal country and people who think that if Washington is setting policy, that's going to take jobs away, then that is not a good thing. But ABC, CBS, and NBC ignored that."
It was not until May – when a former coal company employee confronted Clinton on the campaign trail – that the networks covered the topic.
"We took a look back from June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016 to see how the networks covered coal, and it turned out that they just don't really care about the pain of coal country, of coal miners," Seymour says. "It was a year that included the bankruptcy of Peabody Energy and four other coal companies, yet 95 percent of network news stories and briefs mentioning coal failed to talk about how much the industry was suffering."
And Seymour tells OneNewsNow whether she thinks this will get worse, given how people in mainstream media feel about President-elect Donald Trump.
"Well, we definitely have seen already the bias against Donald Trump and his decisions," she notes. "We're seeing them attack his cabinet picks, and I think that what we will probably see is the opposite kind of coverage from what we've seen in the Obama administration."
"Throughout eight years of Obama, the media have really downplayed things he's done wrong, downplayed economic weakness," Seymour continues. "That's also in our list, and I think what we'll see is if we have the economy improve or we see good news, but those things are going to get less attention than they would have if the shoe was on the other foot."