2018 Media Study: First Two Months 91% Network Media Trump Coverage Negative…

MRC News has just released a study of ABC, CBS and NBC broadcast news coverage for the first two months of 2018.  The results are almost identical to the results from 2017, and highlight the extreme media bias against a republican president.

(Via NewsBusters) So far, 2018 looks an awful lot like 2017 — at least when it comes to the broadcast networks’ hostile approach to Donald Trump. A Media Research Center analysis of the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts in January and February found ten times more negative comments about the President than positive statements, and found the ongoing Russia investigation once again swamped all other topics.

For this study, MRC analysts looked at all 505 evening news stories that mentioned President Trump or his administration in January and February. Out of 851 total minutes of airtime devoted to the administration, the networks spent almost one-fourth of it (204 minutes, or 24%) on the Russia investigation, eclipsing other major topics such as the economy, immigration reform, and even the gun debate. (read more)

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91 Responses to 2018 Media Study: First Two Months 91% Network Media Trump Coverage Negative…

  1. Everywhereguy says:

    Stop the presses! Media biased!

    Liked by 4 people

  2. MVW says:

    Oligarch haters of America and hard working Americans own and control these propaganda machines. Can anyone say anti-Trust?

    Liked by 6 people

  3. magatrump says:

    The MSM is just doing the bidding of there globalist financiers. Pray for justice. Time for some of these losers to be indicted and go to jail.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Ditch Mitch says:

    Sounds like collusion to me!

    Liked by 16 people

  5. sunnydaze says:

    Which is why I, and many neighbors, cancelled our local newspaper subscription.

    Such a shame to ruin what was a pretty good little paper with that constant AP crap.

    Liked by 10 people

  6. Ags says:

    Nonsense! 91% negative? Outside of Fox I haven’t seen even 1% of positive news on the President. Show me.

    Liked by 14 people

  7. stats guy says:

    I barely watch Fox anymore. This entire Russia propaganda, along with the unbearable agitprop on guns and other things just upsets me too much.

    The target of all this is the bourgeoisie, the middle class, the shopkeepers. Creating a country where there’s just a few upper class, with miles and miles of barrios around them

    Liked by 3 people

    • amwick says:

      Fox was not included…they were about 50/50, if I remember.

      Liked by 1 person

    • yy4u says:

      I watch only Fox and Friends in the a.m. when I’m working out, nothing else on Fox. Fox Business is much better for news and information.

      The “Fox Format” drives me NUTS. A Lefty and a conservative discussing some subject. The Lefty gives Leftist Party Line Talking Points, the conservative tries to engage, the Lefty just spouts the party line, the “host” sits there like a bump on a log usually letting the Lefty rave on. It’s irritating, annoying and boring.

      Liked by 14 people

      • billrla says:

        yy4u: I respectfully suggest that you stop watching any TV news, including Fox. TV news only exists to stir-up or fabricate controversy so that people tune-in to watch advertisements. The purpose of TV news is to sell advertising time. That’s it.

        Liked by 7 people

        • The Devilbat says:

          Do what I did, disconnect the TV and use it solely to watch DVD’s. It’s crap!

          Liked by 3 people

          • sturmudgeon says:

            I think that one can arrange to have your TV project through ‘streaming’, much of what is available from the Internet?? That can give you your TV “fix”, AND the truth!


          • Disgusted says:

            I did the same to rid myself of all news and culture junk programs , but my son stuck a little plastic antenna device up on my window which does pick up networks if I decide to watch anything of value(?) they may offer. The little thing actually works!


        • These are media monopolies. They are owned by a very few (5 or6) entities that have decided long ago what they want the masses to hear, see, and believe. They treat the American public like little children that need to be fed their version of a ‘proper diet’. Fox touts itself as balanced. That depends on which lecture/show you are watching. They all need to be broken-up.


      • suejeanne1 says:

        Right! The latest annoyance – a space carved into Sean Hannity’s show every night with Jesse Watters and that Tarlov gal that they have been pushing all over the place on Fox –

        it is SO stupid and I don’t know why Sean Hannity agreed to it – I don’t even want to watch Hannity if he is so stupid to allow that – that gal’s scratchy voice has caused us to turn off every show on Fox where she appears.

        Liked by 3 people

        • spren says:

          Not only her voice, but her jaw that doesn’t line up and makes her mouth crooked. I also stopped watching Hannity because he has her on. The other one that drives me crazy is that Marie Harf. Why watch her when every single thing she says is a lie.

          Liked by 3 people

          • These ladies, I believe, are using a masculine ‘power voice’ combined with what was a popular California accent years (decades) ago called ‘valleygirl’. Outdated as a Nehru Suit but they are unaware of the ‘finger nails on a chalkboard’ effect thay have. Or worse,..they think they are cool. Like, like I’m from like,the Valley, fer sure.


        • yamabudo says:

          Yes, and she cannot reason worth feathers either. I have given up on Fox too basically. Just got a Roku stick, we will see how that goes.

          Liked by 1 person

    • HickTick says:

      I had to quit Fox , even Hannity too dramatic ,. My wife and I would bet on how many times he would say , bleach bit and then acid wash in one show . The constant video of what all the losers on CNN , MSNBC , Kimmel , the view , My gosh , if I wanted to see that crap I know how to watch it ., Like football , I don’t watch to see any politics , Did you watch the awards show , well just watch FOX they replay it incase you missed it .,

      Liked by 3 people

      • dbobway says:

        When I get up I turn on FBN Maria and her panel.
        If an anti Trumper is on the panel, switch off.
        If they claim the sky is falling from a tweet, click.
        China sells steel to Mexico and Canada to hide the abuse on trade to our country.
        Every country in the world throws the book at us with tariffs.

        My favorite quote on this:
        “Is China going to keep selling us steel in a war?”
        This is precisely why it is so important to our National security.
        If China attacked us tomorrow the would be killing Americans with weapons we paid for, and even helped them design.
        Yes mainstreet is willing to give up cheap crap from China to help protect our products from abuse and innovation.

        Liked by 3 people

    • dayallaxeded says:

      I watch no enemedia tv news. Only local news on local events and that with a grain of salt about the size of the moon. TCTH is just about all the news I can or want to handle.

      Liked by 2 people

  8. f.fernandez says:

    Shocked I tell you; shocked!!!

    Liked by 7 people

  9. TheWanderingStar says:

    So, what are the viewer/subscriber numbers? Up or down over the period? Advert dollars over the period? Up or down? I know many have cut the cable, cancelled subscriptions and avoided the MSM. Are any of these actions having an impact?

    Liked by 2 people

  10. testpointwp says:

    What you will hear on the news today is the “record” turnout of democrats for the Texas primary and how this is bad news for Pres. Trump.

    First it was not a record turnout for democrats. Second 50% more republicans turned out than democrats. Third there was a larger number of primary voters this year because a lot of people moved to Texas last year.

    The sad thing is, the total voter turnout represents less than 17% of registered voters. Every conservative Texan has to make it a point to take a conservative Texan to the polls in November.

    Liked by 12 people

    • yy4u says:

      It’s called disinformation and/or propaganda. The media is in full court press to take down POTUS. They ARE the opposition party.

      Liked by 2 people

      • suejeanne1 says:

        Jake Tapper looks so careworn and downtrodden these days – is he well? What would happen if someone who considered himself a true journalist would just start acting like one. WHY should Democrats even work so hard to shill for Hillary? Why don’t they just cut her loose and say “it’s over, baby – we’re done with Clintons”. If a few would just stand up to this and take back journalism, they would be amazed. If CNN would start reporting facts and stop being part of a machine, they would be thrilled with their ratings which would soar past MSNBC, Fox and everyone else.

        You guys are missing out . . . bigly!

        Liked by 1 person

  11. KBR says:

    The media hates all of us. Not just the man we support.

    And so does almost all of Congress, AFIK. Certainly the speaker and senate leader do. All the dems do. Who voted in the speaker and senate leader, who can vote them out, and why are they still in those positions, if almost all Congress republicans do not also hate us?

    Which is WHY there are no new laws regarding the media’s conspiracy against the man we chose.

    What happens when the entire government, with only a few new exceptions, hates the majority of the people?

    Liked by 3 people

    • litenmaus says:

      “What happens when the entire government, with only a few new exceptions, hates the majority of the people?”

      WSB, I think we were given a glimpse of that answer in 2013 when…Obama decided to run military urban warfare games in certain American cities and Blackhawks descended down streets and over parking lots shooting “blank” ammunition….

      The media was as silent then as they will be when the ammunition turns out to be real.

      Liked by 3 people

    • yy4u says:

      Spot on KBR — Do you know what they call an unarmed population? Subjects.

      This is where we were headed — a small, elite living in gated, safe enclaves guarded by armed body guards (think Hollywood, NY, DC) governing the rest of us — all of us being “equal” to each other but not to them.

      The American middle class has/had too much prosperity which gave them time and $$ to meddle in politics which is best left to their betters (think Clintons, Bushes, Ryans, McConnells). Besides, the Third World needed “uplifting” for Globalism to work and the only way to “uplift” that many people to a median is to “tampdown” the prosperous Americans to that same median. We we well on our way to that “stable” state of affairs with the closing of factories, the importing of peons to drive down wages, when suddenly ALONG CAME TRUMP. Now they’re hell bent and determined to take him out so they can get back on track.

      The question isn’t that they’re doing this or why, the question is what happens if they succeed in undoing an election. Nobody knows the answer to that. Will “we the people” just say OK? We accepted Watergate (a press coup in my opinion), we accepted Iran-Contra which hampered Reagan, we accepted Plamegate which drove down Bush’s popularity so that Obama (or any Democrat) could win. Will we accept them removing Trump (which is what they’re trying to do)? I don’t know.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Orygun says:

        We accepted the murder of JFK right before our eyes and then listened while they came up with nonsense to explain it away. That must have really emboldened them to just continue.

        Liked by 1 person

        • farrier105 says:

          When the autopsy X-rays of a President’s head do not match the autopsy photographs there is a problem. The way the Establishment solved it was to pick the body of evidence that most supported their original story about the murder. They picked the X-rays. Of course, that means someone tampered with the photographs. One would expect an investigation. There hasn’t been one.


  12. And yet PDJT’s approval rating is 50%.

    Liked by 5 people

  13. IMO says:

    Operation mockingbird 4:00am talking points alive and well.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Somebody says:

    Well at least it is slowly getting better.🙄
    It was 95% negative, then 93%, now 91%. At this pace his negative coverage should get down to the mid 80’s before it shoots back up for re-election🙄

    Liked by 3 people

  15. Not Ideal says:

    The Gary Cohn story is the latest maddening example of media bias. The MSM says Trump has the least qualified cabinet in US history. Everyone is a rube racist tied up in scandal. Fast forward to today and Cohn’s resignation is a blow to the world. What are we going to do without him, they ask? I hate the hypocrisy. Where were all the stories on the great job Trump did in recruiting Cohn? Only now are we told that Trump hired someone of value.

    This is a version of another media game — comparing current Republicans to their predecessors. I was around to remember what the left said about Reagan (stupid and heartless), HW (out of touch elitist) and W (war monger, worse than Hitler). Now, all would be well “if Trump were more like other Republican presidents — Reagan (could reach across the aisle), HW (all class) and W (compassionate, good heart).”

    We’re better with a free and fair press. We don’t have that right now.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Seattlewonder says:

      Well considering how effective and successful he’s been if this is the least qualified I hope he continues the trend. Lord knows that the “professional” and I guess better qualified have got us in the mess Trump is trying to clean up.

      Liked by 2 people

  16. ForGodandCountry says:

    I suppose it’s worth Sundance mentioning, but here is my shocked face. 😮

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Guyski says:

    Isn’t there an adverse effect with this constant negativity? For ordinary folks if you hear something bad about someone you take notice, but a constant drum beat people start questioning its validity. It’s just to much.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Don’t we the people own the airwaves? Why are these lying, propaganda outlets allowed to call themselves news organizations?

    With our school system totally under the control of Marxist radicals, who’ve been brainwashing our children for decades, & totally fake “news organizations” owned by globalists who employ leftist actors & actresses to play journalists & read scripts that push their narrative, the globalist left has a huge unfair & unethical advantage, & it uses our property to maintain it

    Absolutely outrageous that this is allowed in a so called free Republic / country

    Liked by 3 people

  19. TheLastDemocrat says:

    CTH has picked up many readers in recent months. Many may not know that media-government collusion:
    1. has a long history. Wikipedia actually has an entry on “Operation Mockingbird,” so Progressives cannot honestly dismiss this issue as paranoid knee-jerk reactionary conservatives seeing conspiracies everywhere;
    2. Has been documented in recent years. This includes the JournoList ordeal (on Wikipedia), and Gamechanger Salon (not yet on Wikipedia, but google-able, nonetheless). It is reasonable to suspect that some collusion networks have since been established among these clowns, in other forms.

    What does this mean? It means a lot.
    It means that, YES, the media are biased, in a “progressive,” or liberal, direction. Why else would they form secret groups to discuss how to spin events and news?

    It means that “news” regularly, systematically, is filtered and gets spin before it appears on the web, or newspapers.

    It means that progressive politicians can rely on “cover” from the media, and so can be as bold as they want to be. [Ex: it was VERY bold to throw the Benghazi-Inspired-By-Video story out there, knowing 1. that it wasn’t even partly true, and knowing 2. that the media would parrot this as reality, even if they suspected or knew it were bogus.]

    It means that, not only can elected officials depend on “cover,” but they can collaborate to make news. This is how “fake news” is so common. [Ex: “Trump got pee’d on by Russian prostitutes” / “Trump colluded with Russians to hack the election” get bandied about as fact, when they are entirely fictional, and NO ONE CARES.]

    It means that: journalists realize they must play along or be on the outside. Those of us who observe sports journalism realize that a local journalist can only get so critical of the local team before having access cut off – no locker-room interview, etc. Paul Finebaum in Alabama is quite critical of Alabama sports, notably including football, but has made a career out of violating this rule of thumb; he is so recognized that Al sports must deal with him. But this set-up is very rare. In national news, it is similar: if you go rogue, you may get cut off. [Sheryl Attkisson.]

    Liked by 4 people

    • Orygun says:

      There were several news wires available when I was a kid and now when you look at the source it is the AP. This has to be a coordinated effort over the last 50 years to control the media and its sources. The media parrots are there to tell us what to think and what happened in the world and what didn’t.
      Like JFK wanted to break the c1a into a million pieces the same holds true with the mockingbird press.


  20. drljr says:

    The “Progressives” don’t like President Trump since he is a threat to dictatorial agenda. Remember, the “Left” or “Progressives” believe in and promote “Supremacy of the State and Supremacy of those in control of the State”. They don’t want people to think so they have get people to react emotionally. So they attack and twist the truth and reality.


    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      Exactly, Um, but what about your Republican or Conservative representatives?

      What peep have they made on the issue of media collusion?

      Oops! Better not upset the Gravy Train!


  21. HickTick says:

    For some stupid reason I thought we had FCC broadcast rules / Laws to prevent what can be broadcast such as a live execution , But it looks like Tokyo Rose can puke out this propaganda just like the communists that own the media . Where is our Congressman ??? DOJ ??? You would have never seen this done to zero .

    Liked by 1 person

    • Risa says:

      Fox was the only new outlet that ever looked critically at Obama, he received nothing but political cover from everyone else. Even that didn’t satisfy him. Remember his constant sniping at Fox and various Fox opinion hosts? Now, even Fox is unwatchable. During the day if I want background noise while I work, I never turn the channel to Fox News.


    • CirclinTheDrain says:

      The FCC only licenses airwaves. They do not license cable companies, as they don’t use air space.

      Liked by 1 person

  22. kate says:

    91% media negative reporting, it isn’t working because President Trump runs circles around them,we the people are laughing at them, so I wonder who the fools think they are, Soros?
    I do not pay any attention to the media except to laugh and shake my head because they are the ones who are losing all respectability and are certainly not trustworthy.
    The press is attempting to destroy our President and Country, but it is going to backfire and at the end they will have destroyed themselves.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Niagara Frontier says:

    It may be time for some legal action. These news organizations are operating not only as quasi political action committees, but as lobbying organizations as well. There are laws on the books regulating both of these activities.

    Liked by 2 people

  24. positron1352 says:

    Trump was and is way too smart for the propagandist reporters. I won’t even call them journalists. He went straight to the people with Twitter and that made them hopping mad. Too bad. Time to learn a lesson. The portion of the American public that values law and order, the U. S. Constitution, and freedom, will not support the fat cats that own these media outlets any longer. It’s over.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Sepp says:

    Have you ever noticed that the Associated Press will use the term “far-right” (or similar wording) in its articles, but will never use the term “far-left” (sometimes they will use “leftist”)?

    Liked by 4 people

    • tonyE says:

      The day Pelosi became Speaker of the House, the masks came off.

      A Far Leftist from San Francisco somehow became a “centrist” Democrat.

      Turns out the Media has been Leftist and corrupt since the 60s.


      • yy4u says:

        tonyE –” Turns out the Media has been Leftist and corrupt since the 60s.”
        Marxism was the meme of the 20th c. Note that there was never any real problem with Russia when Russia was the USSR. They finally admitted the USSR wasn’t Utopia, but then decided that the USA could do Marxism better.
        Walter Cronkite, Brinkley et al were left of center but were able to disguise it. No internet, no talk radio, the only info we got was from them. We were no real trouble then. And the band played on.
        The 60’s radicals ran into push back so they went back to school, earning degrees in education (Ayers) and journalism (almost all of the journalists today), got jobs in education, government and journalism, expecting the traditionalists to hire them in the name of diversity of ideals. Then, as they worked their way into leadership and hiring positions, they gave up diversity and hired only like minds. And so that’s where we are today. We have 2nd generation Bill Ayers’s heading up depts in colleges/universities, training the next generation of Marxist teachers. We have a Fed Gov that is filled with Leftists and mainstream media that is almost totaly Leftist, including Fox News which isn’t Left but certainly is Globalist.
        And then along came Trump and the sheisse hit the lufter. We’ll see what happens. I have no idea what. I doubt anyone else does either.

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  26. William Dorritt says:



  27. Mickturn says:

    Rush has proven numerous time that the ‘Lame Stream Media’ have a self serving Gulag creating talking points…they aren’t news organizations, if they ever were, they are political hacks for the Democraps, emphasis on the last 4 letters!

    It is way past time to revoke their ‘press passes’ and close down their outlets, all of them, as detrimental to America!


  28. paulraven1 says:

    Yet we carry on as if it’s all business as usual. Same stupid press briefings, same stupid deference to these vicious a-holes who hate our guts.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Bonitabaycane says:

    The biased, influence meddling of American voters by the Very Fake News Media, is exactly the meddling that they falsely accuse the Russians of. Ironic and hypocritical, don’t you think?


  30. Bonitabaycane says:

    The latest poll I saw had our President at a strong 48%. Can you imagine what his poll numbers would be if there was equal positive and negative reporting? Through the roof! IMO


  31. j1u2l3i4a5 says:

    I apologize that my post isn’t about the article here but I don’t know where else to post it. I would like to hear Sundance’s take on what was in the news yesterday: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/businessman-with-ties-to-united-arab-emirates-is-cooperating-with-mueller-probe/2018/03/07/8163fce2-21c6-11e8-86f6-54bfff693d2b_story.html?utm_term=.d205fd6215d1
    Is there any danger of President Trump being indicted on this businessman’s cooperation with Mueller.

    Liked by 2 people

  32. Iceman says:

    I work at a federal site and in the cafeteria the only channel they show on multiple TVs is CNN. I am thinking this could be a Hatch Act violation since it is nothing but left wing propaganda all day everyday.
    Any thoughts on how to combat this?


  33. kinthenorthwest says:

    Hmmm this should make it interesting with the Obama & Holder Circle.
    I think Holder is working for Calif. now. So with Sessions going after California now it should be getting really interesting now.

    BREAKING: DOJ Announces Fast and Furious Documents Withheld by Eric Holder Will Be Released

    Liked by 1 person

  34. jmclever says:

    Wish I was able to do the math behind this reality:

    Obama nearly 100% positive media coverage, approval rating about 49%. (We all suspect it was much lower.)

    Trump 91% negative coverage, approval rating about 49%. (We all suspect it is much higher.)

    Liked by 3 people

  35. Steve says:

    9% positive for Trump!
    The CEOs of ABC, CBS, NBC and others must be reading that and saying “How the hell did that 9% slip through? Find the persons responsible and fire them.”

    Liked by 1 person

  36. PDJT should never ever refer to them as the media or the press; they do not deserve the respect formally gifted to and rightfully earned by that profession. I’d like to see the President come up with a new catchy phrase to label them – something similar to “The Professional Lobbyists” or “The DNC Subsidiary.”


  37. Mike diamond says:

    The press is almost totally in the tank for liberals,its a shame! The press no longer rely on company sponsors I think George Soros and others like him make weekly cash payments to the liberal press to talk fake news!!l!


  38. CountryClassVulgarian says:

    Well color me shocked!!! It thought coverage of our #POTUSVSHG was 100% negative.


  39. Realist says:

    CNN of course is 100% wall to wall Trump Derangement Syndrome , But America’s Media are not alone SKY News and the BBC are Anti British, Anti American, Pro EU, Anti Christian, Islamophile, Homophile, EXTREME LEFTIST National Disgraces


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