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President Donald Trump has argued since the beginning of his presidential campaign more than two years ago that the mainstream media are against him. A newly published analysis appears to confirm his suspicions.
According to an analysis from the Pew Research Center, only 5 percent of the media’s coverage of Trump in his opening 60 days in office was positive. An overwhelming 62 percent was negative, the survey said.
Pew’s analysis found that the media’s focus wasn’t on Trump’s policy or political ideology, but rather his character and leadership. Pew analyzed left-leaning and right-leaning news websites, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, each network nightly news broadcast, PBS, NPR and talk radio shows to reach its conclusions. The center examined coverage from Jan. 21 to April 30.
On the other hand, former President Barack Obama had 42 percent positive coverage in 2009, while only 20 percent of coverage was negative.