CBS, NBC & ABC Nightly 'News' 150 Times More Negative Toward Trump than Biden, Study Says

"That’s not news reporting – that’s a negative advertising campaign in action."

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — A whopping 634 negative evaluative statements about President Donald Trump were made on "CBS Evening News,” “NBC Nightly News,” and ABC’s “World News Tonight” between June 1st and July 31st, while just made 34 positive statements were made about the president by Reporters, Anchors & Sources such as experts or voters over the same period of time according to a new study by The Media Research Center.

The findings show that Biden received a total of eight (8) positive evaluative statements during the evening newscasts, while only four (4) negative comments were made about him during the two-month period. But when it comes to President Trump, the study showed coverage has been overwhelmingly negative.

Put another way, the evening newscasts of ABC, CBS and NBC were 150 times more negative in their coverage of President Trump than they were of Democrat Joe Biden, the study said.
 
“I’ve been studying the news media and elections for more than 35 years," said Media Research Center's Research Director, Rich Noyes, who conducted the study.

“Viewers heard 150 times more negative comments about President Donald Trump than they did about Democrat Joe Biden.

"That’s not news reporting — that’s a negative advertising campaign in action. Trust me, there’s never been anything like it,” wrote Noyes in the study's report, adding,

“Millions of Americans are witnessing the most biased presidential campaign coverage in modern media history.”

Noyes noted that ABC, CBS and NBC Evening Newscasts have focused 512 minutes of airtime on President Trump over the two-month June 1st - July 31st sample, which is nine times more than the 58 minutes they devoted to presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden.

While the sitting president receiving much more coverage during a global pandemic doesn’t seem unusual, the tone of the coverage surprised Noyes.
 
“If you consider the evening newscasts a reliable gauge of the liberal media at large (including cable news, big newspapers, etc.), it means Joe Biden enjoyed an army of so-called journalists conducting a massive negative information campaign against his opponent – while he is sheltered from any scrutiny,” said Noyes.

"Controversies from the spring – such as allegations from former staffer Tara Reade that he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s – completely disappeared from Biden's evening news coverage in June and July," Noyes said.

As a result, President Trump said earlier today that he “has no choice” but to campaign during this week's Democrat National Convention – because Joe Biden gets preferential treatment from the media.

In fact, Trump says, the presumptive Democrat nominee doesn’t have to deal with the press at all.
 
“We have a guy that doesn’t come out of his basement, and the media still covers him,” Trump said on during a recent phone interview with “Fox & Friends,” noting that Democrat Biden doesn’t have to deal with the same type of hostility from the press.

“When they ask me questions, I have these people – there's fire coming out of their eyes – they’re asking me questions and I see the fire is burning in their eyes,” said Trump.

“I look at some of them and say, ‘Boy, how can you have so much hatred?’”

The president has regularly blasted the mainstream media for what he claims is unfair coverage of his presidency – as well as his campaign before that – and recently accused Biden of avoiding tough questions from reporters.
 
“Here I am getting bombs thrown at me every day by people – who are totally, frankly, dishonest reporters. He doesn’t take any questions from reporters,” Trump said.

“They’re espousing the view of the radical left, but here I am, bombs every day... but this guy doesn’t come out of his basement.”

The Media Research Center said its report did not include evaluations, comments or quotes from partisan sources in the findings, but rather analyzed all statements made by reporters, anchors and non-partisan sources, such as experts or voters, made on CBS’ “Evening News,” “NBC Nightly News” and ABC’s “World News Tonight.”
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