Pew: Trump Media Coverage Three Times More Negative Than For Obama

Only three times?

A new Pew report concludes that news media coverage of President Donald Trump has been overwhelmingly negative, more than three times more critical than the initial coverage of former President Barack Obama and twice that of former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
 
According to the Washington Examiner, a Pew Research Center year-ending report titled "17 Striking Findings From 2017" showed that early coverage of Trump was 62 percent negative. By contrast, Obama’s coverage was a mere 20 percent negative.
 

The report stated,

About six-in-ten stories on Trump’s early days in office had a negative assessment, about three times more than in early coverage for Obama and roughly twice that of Bush and Clinton. Coverage of Trump’s early time in office moved further away from a focus on the policy agenda and more toward character and leadership.

The Examiner noted that the media story reviewed the tone of coverage of Trump’s first 60 days in office and found that just 5 percent was “positive.” Again by contrast, Obama’s coverage was 42 percent positive.

Media bias? What media bias?

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