Media Bias: Then And Now — The Media Has Consistently Hated President Trump

There’s been a lot of talk lately concerning the mainstream media’s liberal biases, especially their biases against the Trump Administration. From Tweets to fake news, the liberal bias of the mainstream media has definitely shown a decline in journalistic standards.

Such bias has been increasing throughout the last decade (and perhaps even longer), but gained significant momentum during the 2016 Presidential Election. The mainstream media, which practically helped Barack Obama become President, was determined to help Hillary Clinton win the presidency, as well. Meanwhile, Fox News tried to keep things fair and balanced.

It has been almost eight months since the 2016 Presidential Election, so I would like to share the order of states called by Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN.

Fox News called the states on election night in the following order: Vermont, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia, South Carolina, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Rhode Island, Alabama, New York, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming, Nebraska, Arkansas, Connecticut, New Mexico, Louisiana, Virginia, Montana, Colorado, Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, California, Washington, Hawaii, Idaho, Utah, Oregon, Wisconsin, Iowa, Georgia, Nevada, Maine, and Pennsylvania. Since Pennsylvania clinched the election for Donald Trump, the remaining states (Alaska, Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, and New Hampshire) would be called later, as would the Second Congressional Districts of Maine and Nebraska.

MSNBC called the states on election night in the following order: Indiana, Kentucky, Vermont, West Virginia, South Carolina, Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Maryland, Alabama, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Arkansas, Texas, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia, Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Idaho, North Carolina, Florida, Utah, Iowa, Georgia, Nevada, Maine, Alaska, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, and New Hampshire were not called until later, as was the Second Congressional District of Maine (while the Second Congressional District of Nebraska had been called when Nebraska was called).

CNN called the states on election night in the following order: Kentucky, Indiana, Vermont, West Virginia, Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama, New York, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Arkansas, Connecticut, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia, Colorado, California, Hawaii, Idaho, North Carolina, Oregon, Florida, Washington, Georgia, Iowa, Nevada, Utah, Alaska, Wisconsin, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Maine. It appears both Second Congressional Districts of Nebraska and Maine were called (Nebraska was actually called twice), while Michigan, Minnesota, and New Hampshire would be called later.

After observing the footage of all three networks, one can see that Fox News was more accurate in making calls than MSNBC and CNN.

Here is the election night coverage of all three networks:
Fox News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAczzEuGvLg

MSNBC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuUVHa3W4kI
CNN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll8ZfROG6Sk

photo credit:By Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17762648

Share if you agree media bias against Trump is obvious — and it’s not backing down.

Andrew Linn

About the author, Andrew Linn: Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to examiner.com and Right Impulse Media. View all articles by Andrew Linn

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