Media Malpractice Continues: Network News Coverage of Trump in 2018 was 90% Negative
A vast majority of the evening network news coverage of President Trump’s second year in office has been overwhelmingly negative, according to a new study by the Media Research Center (MRC).
MRC’s study found that 90% of news coverage of the President from ABC, CBS and NBC carried negative tones, with only 10% of coverage having a positive tone.
Trump’s presidency accounted for 28 percent of all evening news airtime, equaling almost 87 hours of coverage. Surprisingly, this is down from 2017 when evening news shows spent 99 hours covering the president.
Of course, the Russia investigation dominated the networks’ coverage of President Trump, devoting 858 minutes or airtime to the topic. Since January of 2017, the big three networks covered the Russia probe for 2,092 minutes.
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