Study: 91 Percent Negative Coverage Of Trump Over Summer

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Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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According to a new study, President Donald Trump has received 91 percent negative media coverage from the broadcast evening news networks this summer.

The Media Research Center tracked every mention of the Trump administration on ABC’s “World News Tonight,” “CBS Evening News,” and “NBC Nightly News,” and found that each network relentlessly pummeled Trump between June 1 and August 31.

In fact, the 91 percent negative coverage from June-August was even worse than the 89 percent negative coverage MRC found in the first three months of Trump’s tenure.

Shockingly, the negative slant doesn’t even include statements made by partisan pundits. MRC tallied 1,567 statements by news anchors, experts presented as nonpartisan, and voters.

The networks also exhibited obsessive coverage over the past three months, spending an average of 32 percent of their broadcasts on the Trump administration. That’s three times as often as they covered the Obama administration during his last two years in office.

Unsurprisingly, the networks’ favorite topic was Trump-Russia collusion, with the second favorite being the repeal and replace of Obamacare.

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