News coverage of Trump is really, really negative — Even on Fox News (“Monkey Cage,” Washington Post)

Opinion Column
By Stephen J. Farnsworth, S. Robert Lichter and Roland Schatz
February 28, 2017
The early television news reviews of the Trump presidency are in and they are not good — not even on Fox News.

This is based on a new analysis by Media Tenor, an international, independent media research firm. Trained analysts examined 370 news stories about Donald Trump on the “NBC Nightly News,” “CBS Evening News” and Fox News “Special Report” between Jan. 20 and Feb. 17…..

Here is what this analysis found. Only 3 percent of the reports about Trump that aired on NBC and CBS were positive, while 43 percent were negative and 54 percent were neutral.

On “Special Report,” the Fox News program that most closely resembles the evening network news, 25 percent of the reports about Trump were negative, compared with 12 percent positive and the remainder neutral. In other words, even the conservative-leaning Fox News featured twice as much bad press as good press.

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