A new report shows that major television networks’ coverage of the Republican National Convention was far more negative than that of the Democratic National Convention, by more than a 12 to 1 margin.
According to the Media Research Center, post speech analysis segments — running from 9:00 pm-12:00 am, EST on ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC and NBC on the first two nights of both conventions — attacked the GOP and Donald Trump for their negativity 63 times.
The number of critical statements made about Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party’s negativity over the same timeframe? Five.
CNN and MSNBC were the two most biased networks by far.
In addition to running negative segments, CNN also aired six times more videos produced by the DNC than those produced by the RNC.
The DNC produced videos CNN ran included “two ‘Funny or Die’ videos mocking Donald Trump’s policies … several ‘Trump In His Own Words/ videos criticizing the GOP candidate’s controversial statements … the party-produced videos introducing speakers including Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, Tim Kaine, President Obama and the nearly 12-minute video for Hillary Clinton that aired on the final night of the convention,” all of which added up to 62 minutes of airtime.
CNN devoted 14 minutes to similar videos produced by the RNC.
MSNBC also gave free airtime to Democratic Congressmen during each primetime GOP speech, but gave no such interview to Republicans during DNC primetime speeches.
During the 8:00 pm-12:00 am, EST RNC time slot, MSNBC interviewed Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA, 7/18), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH, 7/18), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN, 7/19), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO, 7/20) and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN, 7/21).