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Friday, 19 May 2017 14:04

Harvard Study Agrees With MRC: Media Biased Against Trump

Written by  Jackson Richman

One of America’s top colleges agrees with the Media Research Center’s numerous conclusions (gasp!): The media is biased against President Donald Trump. Though slightly different methodologically than the MRC’s study in April, a new study from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government concurs: the negative coverage during Trump’s first 100 days was unprecedented.

According to the Harvard study, Trump consisted of 41 percent of national television content, which consisted of Trump, his administration, and Republicans outside the White House receiving the overwhelming majoirty of that coverage. Allocated in the coverage alone, Trump soundbites constituted 65 percent, while remarks from the GOP inside and outside the White House combined for 15 percent. Meanwhile, Democrats consisted of only 6 percent of soundbites.

Moreover, the tone behind the coverage of the Trump agenda was negative. For instance, immigration coverage received 96 percent of negative coverage. The closest to balanced coverage on an issue was the economy with 54 percent of the media's tone as negative with 46 percent of it as positive.

The rearach was conducted by analyzing the news coverage based on analysis of news coverage in the print editions of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post in addition to the newscasts on CBS, NBC, CNN, and Fox News.

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