Liberals might yawn at the prospect of yet another study showing overwhelming media bias against a Republican president but this report does not come from a right-wing think tank. Instead, it comes from one of their favorite think tanks.
Harvard University’s Shorestein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy released a report last week that indicated there is anti-Trump liberal media bias. They analyzed the news media coverage in the U.S. and in Europe, and found that the U.S. liberal media did not publish positive coverage of President Trump by a large margin.
How large? Eighty percent of news coverage surrounding Trump’s first one hundred days in office was negative, with only 20% positive coverage. Comparatively, Obama received 59% positive coverage and 41% negative coverage by the media.
The report also pointed out that Trump “dominated media coverage in the outlets and programs analyzed” at 41%, which Harvard noted is “three times the amount of coverage received by previous presidents.” The report said that Trump “was also the featured speaker in nearly two-thirds of his coverage.”
According to the report, European journalists “were more likely than American journalists” to question Trump’s “fitness for office.” Of all the media outlets, Fox News “was the only news outlet in the study that came close to giving Trump positive coverage overall.”