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Posted: 10/25/2016 6:26:48 PM EDT
It's from Drudge so half of you have probably already seen this. Interesting, but basically just confirms what we all know.

In the twelve weeks since the party conventions concluded in late July, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has received significantly more broadcast network news coverage than his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, but nearly all of that coverage (91%) has been hostile, according to a new study by the Media Research Center (MRC).

In addition, the networks spent far more airtime focusing on the personal controversies involving Trump (440 minutes) than about similar controversies involving Clinton (185 minutes). Donald Trump’s treatment of women was given 102 minutes of evening news airtime, more than that allocated to discussing Clinton’s e-mail scandal (53 minutes) and the Clinton Foundation pay-for-play scandals (40 minutes) combined.

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). The networks devoted 1,191 minutes to the presidential campaign during this period, or nearly 29 percent of all news coverage.
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The results show neither candidate was celebrated by the media (as Obama was in 2008), but network reporters went out of their way to hammer Trump day after day, while Clinton was largely out of their line of fire.

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).

Even when they were critical of Hillary Clinton — for concealing her pneumonia, for example, or mischaracterizing the FBI investigation of her e-mail server — network reporters always maintained a respectful tone in their coverage.

This was not the case with Trump, who was slammed as embodying “the politics of fear,” or a “dangerous” and “vulgar” “misogynistic bully” who had insulted vast swaths of the American electorate. Reporters also bluntly called out Trump for lying in his public remarks in a way they never did with Clinton, despite her own robust record of false statements.
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Link Posted: 10/25/2016 6:30:03 PM EDT
First I've heard of it.
Link Posted: 10/25/2016 6:32:14 PM EDT
The results of my analysis: Duh.
Link Posted: 10/25/2016 6:36:24 PM EDT
"Reporters also bluntly called out Trump for lying in his public remarks in a way they never did with Clinton, despite her own robust record of false statements."

Even the author of this piece avoids directly calling Clinton a liar.
Link Posted: 10/25/2016 6:42:52 PM EDT
Yep, local ABC news covered politics for two minutes and it was all negative on Trump with pictures of a smiling HRC.
Link Posted: 10/25/2016 6:43:25 PM EDT
Well, they are mostly democrats, plus Trump gives them a lot of ammo to fire. Personally, I think a lot of it is on purpose, he knows his followers want a wrecking ball, not a conservative statesman.
Link Posted: 10/25/2016 6:44:58 PM EDT
that's cuz trump does a lot of bad stuff and the beast is an angel.
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