…broadcast news coverage following the conventions was not only biased toward Hillary Clinton, but openly “hostile” to Trump.
“A whopping 91 percent of news coverage about Donald Trump on the three broadcast nightly newscasts over the past 12 weeks has been ‘hostile’” to Trump,” Gold reported. Gold cited evidence from the Media Research Center, which analyzed 588 evening news stories covering the election from Jul. 29-Oct. 20 on ABC, CBS and NBC.
Prior to the MRC study, columnist Brent Bozell wrote at Town Hall in June that the fact-checking organization PolitiFact showed a bias against Trump and Republicans in general. Up to that point in the campaign, Bozell wrote that PolitiFact rated 77 percent of the claims it analyzed by Trump to be false, but only 26 percent of Hillary Clinton’s statements were rated false.
A Quinnipiac University poll, released Oct. 20, found that 55 percent of likely voters believed the media was biased against Trump’s campaign.