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Study Finds Media Coverage of Midterms is Biased Against Republicans

Study Finds Media Coverage of Midterms is Biased Against Republicans

“Democrats — including the President — are drawing far less scrutiny than the party out of power”

This is just shocking news, isn’t it? The Media Research Center has found that not much has changed for the media.

NewsBusters reports:

Study: The Dangerous Partisanship of TV’s Midterm Coverage

Four years ago, TV’s midterm coverage hammered Republican candidates and then-President Trump with 88 percent negative spin while sparing Democrats similarly bad press. This year, Democrats are in charge of the White House and both chambers of Congress, yet a new Media Research Center study of ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts finds that Republicans are receiving coverage that is just as negative (87% negative) as in 2018, while Democrats — including the President — are drawing far less scrutiny than the party out of power.

And another favor for Team Blue: the dominant topics within these campaign stories — GOP candidate controversies, abortion rights and the danger of “election deniers” — perfectly match the topmost items in Democrats’ campaign playbook. Our study shows discussion of these issues within campaign stories far eclipsed that of the economy and inflation, issues that voters deem most important.

This year’s study looked at the same period of time as we did in 2018, from September 1 to October 26. This year, the Big Three evening newscasts aired 115 stories which mentioned or discussed the midterm elections during, with a total airtime of 213 minutes, or about 60 percent more than the 130 minutes we tallied four years ago.

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Comments

JackinSilverSpring | November 2, 2022 at 10:03 am

I wouldn’t expect anything less from the MSM (Maoist State Media).

Wait. The spin is just as negative but they’re devoting much more time to it. That doesn’t mean things are just as bad as before. It means the situation has gotten even worse.

Who is listening to the MSM, only their dwindling core audience. Most people I know gave up on them a while back.

To the extent that one believes that these clowns actually drive American opinion anymore, this sounds like bad news.

To the extent that one suspects this activity is fooling only those people who still believe the above, this is actually good news.

My perception is that too many Americans have noticed the discrepancy between all the Pollyanna bullshit and what they experience everyday with their own eyes and ears, and will be voting accordingly.

BierceAmbrose | November 2, 2022 at 2:52 pm

I am shocked, shocked to learn that “reporting” by apparatchiks groomed to be The Vanguard preferentially supports the glorious revolution.