Back in 2009, during Obama’s first term as president, the media was like a bunch of cheerleaders. They couldn’t get enough of Obama and everything he did was reported positively.
Things have changed.
A recent study found that coverage of Trump in his first 100 days as president has been overwhelmingly negative.
News Busters reports:
Honeymoon from Hell: The Liberal Media vs. President Trump
As President Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, he has received by far the most hostile press treatment of any incoming American president, with the broadcast networks punishing him with coverage that has been 89% negative. 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.
Eight years ago, in contrast, the broadcast networks rewarded new President Barack Obama with mainly positive spin, and spent hundreds of stories discussing the economic agenda of the incoming liberal administration.
And they wonder why no one trusts them anymore.