Reported By Andrew West | September 12, 2017
From the moment that Donald Trump entered the presidential fray in 2016, it was well understood that he would be engaged in a massive media battle.
The mainstream media has been on a steady decline in recent years, succumbing to a downward spiral of salaciously ridiculous entertainment and liberalism. The content contained within the catacombs of CNN, NBC, the New York Times, and others has become farcical at best, fascist at worst.
Enter Trump: The no-rules, Washington outsider with a penchant for putting phonies and cranks in their place.
All along the campaign trail, The Donald duked it out with reporters, outlets, and spin-doctors alike, with instantaneous lightning bolts of reality being fired directly from his massively powerful Twitter account. If the media slanted something to the left, Trump was quick to bring a dose of reality into the situation in 140 characters or less.
In return, the mainstream media turned up the heat exponentially, lambasting the Commander in Chief in new and reprehensible ways. To put it lightly, it was an onslaught.
Trump was suddenly endowed with a thousand new, insulting characteristics as the media miscreants lashed out in vengeance. The President was now a bigot, a racist, a tax cheat, a Kremlin operative, and a man who enjoys incest.
The entire mainstream media had lost their minds.
Now through the power of analytics, we can quantify just how terribly one-sided all of this presidential coverage has been, and the numbers are astounding.
“Since Inauguration Day (January 20), Media Research Center analysts have reviewed every mention of President Trump and top administration officials on ABC’s World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News, including weekends. As of August 31, coverage of the administration has totaled nearly 74 hours (4,418 minutes) of airtime, or about 39 percent of all evening news coverage.
“For comparison purposes, coverage of the Obama administration in all of 2015 and 2016 totaled 59 hours (3,544 minutes), or roughly 10 percent of the available broadcast airtime. In other words, Trump has already received more coverage in his first 224 days in office than Obama received in his final two years as President.
“Analyzing the networks’ spin makes it clear that the goal of all of this heavy coverage is not to promote the President, but to punish him. In June, July and August, broadcast evening news coverage of Trump was 91 percent negative — worse than the astounding 89 percent negative spin we calculated during the first three months of the administration, usually a traditional honeymoon period for new presidents.”
The American people sent an extremely strong message to the media establishment in the election of 2016: There will be no more business as usual. The election of Trump was a clear warning shot to the powers that be that We The People are taking our nation back from the corporate interests, lobbying groups, and entertainment industry.
The mainstream media is about to feel the wrath of America The Beautiful, and they’ll likely be left looking frightfully unnecessary.