If this Media bias gets much worse, they’ll have to register as a Super PAC. Check out the breakdown:
Do you suppose the media has a favorite candidate? The framing of their stories is a dead giveaway.
The media outlets were more than happy to cash in on the Trump name and bombast when all his opponents were Republican. But they have changed their coverage. They are careful frame their Trump news as hit pieces, rather than reporting what he has to say about policy or as criticism of his opponent.
You only need to look at the minutes of coverage to see this is true.
Here’s a for-instance:
News of the day that could have been discussed included an anti-Trump “civil war” in the GOP piece.
That same day, we were told about the controversial — some would say illegal — $400M payout to Iran.
art of the Prisoner exchange deal.
Between ABC, CBS, and NBC they contributed a whopping 13 minutes and 46 seconds to Trump, while only giving the lump sum payment to Iran 5 minutes and 12 seconds of airtime.
Most of the network coverage of Trump during that time was spent reporting on party division, and hyping up a “civil war” within the GOP, as NBC reporter Hallie Jackson put it on Nightly News. “Prominent members of the GOP are abandoning Donald Trump for Hillary Clinton, and party elders are warning he is running out of time to get his campaign on track,” declared fill-in anchor Charlie Rose on CBS Evening News.
ABC’s Cecilia Vega’s report, on World News Tonight continued to drag out claims that Trump blames women for sexual harassment. “Suggesting that the victim is the one who should leave the job,” reported Vega after quoting Trump saying, ““I would like to think she [Ivanka Trump] would find another career or find another company if that was the case.””
In contrast, CBS and NBC’s reports on the Obama administration’s payment to Iran tried to play it down. During her report on CBS, Margaret Brennan seemed to go to bat for the administration by making their argument for them, “Administration officials say they were simply returning money that had been tied up in a 35-year dispute which the president addressed earlier this year.” Rose claimed that Trump and Republicans were merely trying to “capitalize on a report”
The CNN numbers are even more drastic.
CNN set aside nearly half of its air time on Wednesday’s New Day to various recent controversies involving the Trump campaign — 1 hour, 24 minutes, and 18 seconds over three hours. By contrast, the program clearly didn’t think much of the Wall Street Journal’s Tuesday revelation that the Obama administration secretly airlifted $400 million in cash to Iran. John Berman gave a 27-second news brief to the report, but didn’t mention that the payment was sent on “an unmarked cargo plane” New Day, therefore, devoted over 187 times more coverage to Trump than to the millions to Iran.
It’s gotten so bad that even the POLLING companies — once too honorable for such mischief — have gotten in on the game.