Donald Trump, the man the media loves to hate

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Donald Trump and Chris MatthewsThe liberal mainstream media that pulled its knives out for Donald Trump keeps stabbing away in the dark.

"This is a press that sees itself as the opposition to President Trump," observes media analyst Rich Noyes at the Media Research Center. "Every time he does something, they go find voters or experts who don't like it or they just say flat out that they don't like it."

Noyes and MRC analyzed the "Big Three" networks, ABC, NBC and CBS, and found 90 percent of their post-election coverage has been negative toward the President.

"The coverage is massive," says Noyes, who reports that Trump is getting four times the news coverage that Barack Obama received during the last two years of his presidency.

"In fact," he tells OneNewsNow, "during just the first eight months we looked at, he's gotten more air time than President Obama got in all of 2015 and 2016 combined."

MRC's new analysis was noticed by The Washington Post's own media analyst, Erik Wemple. The ongoing Russia investigation predictably included 94 percent negative stories in 415 minutes of news coverage. But even stories about North Korea's provocative saber-rattling produced 136 minutes of news coverage of which 86 percent was negative toward Trump.

Trump press conferenceIn his story, Wemple also pointed back to a Harvard University study that found media coverage "swamped" positive coverage during Trump's first 100 days in office.

"They know that this is a different kind of president," Noyes says of the media, "and they think that they're responding as professionals to a president who's more controversial in their eyes."

But what's really happening, he adds, is that the media is destroying its credibility with most Americans.

Meanwhile, voter data from so-called swing states shows the Democratic Party is failing to connect with voters on immigration and trade despite the constant barrage of anti-Trump stories, The Washington Free Beacon reported this week

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