(INTELLIHUB) — Since the moment Donald Trump captured the presidency in a stunning election victory, the mainstream media has largely conducted themselves as the opposition party to all things Trump and now an analysis by the Media Research Center has conclusively confirmed this sad fact.
Day in and day out the establishment media has almost exclusively attacked the president at a level that has literally never been seen before, with analysis by MRC documenting the stunning fact that 89% of the media coverage of Trump has been negative.
As the report reads, “The networks largely ignored important national priorities such as jobs and the fight against ISIS, in favor of a news agenda that has been dominated by anti-Trump controversies and which closely matches what would be expected from an opposition party.”
“For example, President Trump’s push to invigorate the economy and bring back American jobs received a mere 18 minutes of coverage (less than one percent of all airtime devoted to the administration), while his moves to renegotiate various international trade deals resulted in less than 10 minutes of TV news airtime.”
That’s right, the clear cut evidence actually supports the fact that the mainstream media is the opposition party, a claim made by Trump adviser Steve Bannon that was viciously attacked and whined about throughout the press.
For example, the establishment networks spent a whopping 223 minutes on Trump’s temporary travel ban with 93% of the coverage being negative while featuring a wide variety of anti-Trump voices spreading laughable propaganda about the executive order.
“The next-most-covered item (222 minutes) was the continuing probe of Russia’s presumed role in last year’s hacks of Democratic e-mails, and whether individuals connected to the Trump campaign may have participated in the scheme. While this topic generated only about half as many evaluative statements as the travel ban, an overwhelming 97% (153 out of 157) were critical of President Trump and his associates,” the MRC report continues.
The Trump push to replace Obamacare, his efforts at increased immigration enforcement, and claims of Obama wiretaps were also all topics that the mainstream media spent a large amount of time negatively covering.
Keep in mind, alternative news outlets such as Intellihub have continually claimed throughout the last three months that the mainstream media is actively working against the president as a sort of PR machine for the Democratic Party and now we have even more confirmation of this startling fact. This also highlights the increasingly important need for the public to support an independent press working outside the establishment.