Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Report: 91 Percent of Evening News Coverage ‘Hostile’ to Donald Trump

At Free Beacon by Charlie Hoffmann -- 

A report released Tuesday by the Media Research Center found that 91 percent of evening news coverage dedicated to Donald Trump was “hostile” to the Republican nominee.

Evening news coverage tended to focus on Trump’s personal controversies rather than scandals surrounding Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the Clinton Foundation, according to the study.

The Media Research Center, or MRC, focused its study on the three major broadcast channels, Politico reported.

For the study, 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). Of the total newscasts, the networks devoted 29 percent of their time to the campaign. The study did not include comments from the campaigns or candidates themselves, instead focusing on what the correspondents, anchors, expert commentators, and voters on the street said in order to try and hone in on any sort of slant from the networks.

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