Let’s face it… Mainstream media is the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. The coverage coming out of media outlets like CNN, The New York Times, MSNBC, ABC, CBS or NBC is so negative that when a positive story does appear you have to wonder if it was an accident on their party. A recent study by the Media Research Center found that from inauguration to April 9th the coverage on the Trump administration was 89% negative. This is quite a swing from the previous “scandal free” administration which was actually full of scandals, but the mainstream media was complicit in their lack of coverage. No the case for Liberal media bias is so convincing that even long term Democrats are beginning to notice, but at almost 90% negative coverage it would be hard to miss it. The major problem is that the media is still pretending to be objective journalists and then have the gall to act offended when their credibility is questioned. Personally when they have spent so much time colluding with Democrats I find it funny to watch them get offended… much like when Trump called Acosta from CNN fake news.
The Media Research Center conducted a study of ABC, CBS and NBC nightly news casts and found that “Five big topics accounted for roughly two-fifths (43%) of the whopping 1,900 minutes of total network airtime devoted to the Trump administration. But those five topics accounted for a much larger share (63%) of the negative coverage hurled at the administration, as the networks covered each with an overwhelmingly hostile (more than 90% negative) slant.”
The media has essentially ignored all other stories in favor of focusing on these topics because each of these stories can be used to negatively spin the administration’s actions. Largely unreported are stories about the fight against terrorism, reduction of illegal immigration and the economy… all stories which would be harder for these outlets to negatively spin because he has been having a positive effect in each of those areas. The study found that the three outlets spent 28 minutes total on the economy covering. “President Trump’s push to invigorate the economy and bring back American jobs received a mere 18 minutes of coverage (less than one percent of all airtime devoted to the administration), while his moves to renegotiate various international trade deals resulted in less than 10 minutes of TV news airtime.” This is not the behavior of an independent media outlet, but one that has become a lapdog of Leftists. Hell I as an independent blogger have covered the economy more than the combined networks writing “Week in Review: 7 Ways We Are Back to the Basics of Winning”, “It’s the Economy Stupid: The Numbers Don’t Lie, Obama was the Worst” and “Trump Economic Sonic Boom” during the same period that the media has ignored these positive effects of the Trump administration and policies.
It is no surprise that polls show Americans find President Trump more trustworthy than the news. They are lying through their blatant omission. The economy should be one of the single most important news items every day for millions of Americans and yet the media continues their silence on the topic. There can only be one reason for this silence… If they report on it they will have a difficult time trying to put the negative spin on it. You can believe that if the economy had tanked after the election then it would be nonstop coverage on how President Trump was destroying America. The mainstream media has become too invested in the destroy Trump at all costs narrative to stop now. They have willingly locked themselves into a cage match and failed to realize that not only have they been clearly outmatched, but they bet their credibility and relevance on the outcome.