According to Dana Milbank of the Washington Post, the media portrays President Joe Biden in a more negative light than former President Trump.
Milbank said in a recent op-ed that the statistics implies that news outlets will be considerably harder on Biden in 2021 than they were on Trump.
“So we’re as harsh on Joe Biden as a collective media,” Milbank maintained.
However, the problem with Milbank’s term “collective media” is that he employed “alternative” media sources (mostly conservative websites), which are frequently dismissed as “fake news” by outlets like CNN and others.
“Let’s talk about the media outlets, just to be clear,” she says. “They’re not all straight news organisations,” CNN’s Brianna Keilar noted.
Nate Silver, the founder of FiveThirtyEight, disputed Milbank’s claim. Silver stated that reports about presidents’ poor popularity ratings are not biassed, but rather a legitimate topic that the media has been reporting.
It’s a joke, according to Joe Concha, a media reporter for TheHill.com, that Biden is getting worse coverage than Trump.
“Democrats are playing defence on the economy, crime, immigration, education, and foreign policy, five of the most important issues going into the 2022 midterm elections, and it’s the media’s fault for being unkind to Biden?” Concha enquired.
According to a Harvard University study, Trump received 93 percent negative publicity from CNN and NBC News in the first 100 days of his presidency, according to Concha. The CBS News coverage was overwhelmingly unfavourable. When it comes to negative coverage of Trump, the New York Times and Washington Post scored 87 percent and 83 percent, respectively.
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