We all know that the media is biased against Donald Trump, but did you know that their stories favored Hillary Clinton over 90 percent of the time?
The Media Research Center has analyzed 12 weeks of mainstream media coverage of the election campaign and the results, while not exactly shocking to conservatives, are depressing — remember, million of Americans still get their news from these outlets:
For this study, the MRC analyzed all 588 evening news stories that either discussed or mentioned the presidential campaign on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts from July 29 through October 20 (including weekends). (…)
Our analysts found 184 opinionated statements about Hillary Clinton, split between 39 positive statements (21%) vs. 145 negative (79%). Those same broadcasts included more than three times as many opinionated statements about Trump, 91 percent of which (623) were negative vs. just nine percent positive (63).
MRC notes that there was also a difference in tone. Even reporters critical of Clinton remained “respectful,” while Trump was repeated “slammed as embodying ‘the politics of fear’” and other epithets. Plus:
Out of 569 such statements about the health or prospects of Trump’s campaign, 85% (486) were negative, vs. 15% (83) that were positive. For Clinton, the spin was reversed: out of 432 assessments of her status in the race, 62% (268) were positive, vs. just 38% (164) that were negative.
MRC has also created a video illustrating their findings. Their entire report is a must-read, even if it should come with a warning that it could raise your blood pressure.