Trump Was Right, The Media Is Incredibly Negative

  • 10/02/2017
  • Source: NBC News
  • by: Claire Atkinson
Trump Was Right, The Media Is Incredibly Negative
Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
President Donald Trump frequently complains about media coverage of his administration, and a study released Monday confirms his suspicion: Most of it has been negative.

The Pew Research Center, in a content analysis of the early days of the Trump presidency, found that 62 percent of the coverage was negative and only 5 percent was positive.

In contrast, President Barack Obama's coverage in early 2009 was 42 percent positive and 20 percent negative, the study said. President George W. Bush's coverage in early 2001 was 22 percent positive and 28 percent negative.

Only President Bill Clinton had a higher negative than positive score in his first two months in 1993, with 27 percent positive coverage and 28 percent negative.
 Source: NBC News

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