There Is No Such Thing as Media Fairness

There can be little doubt of the media’s bias against anything that relates to President Trump. Coverage of President Donald Trump and his administration has been 91 percent negative during nightly news broadcasts over the summer, a new study found.

The Media Research Center examined mentions of Trump and his top officials from June 1 through Aug. 31 on ABC’s World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News. They found that just 9 percent of the coverage was positive.

The specifics boggle even the most far left mind:

The MRC tallied 4,418 minutes of coverage of the Trump administration since Trump took office on Jan. 20, which equaled almost 74 hours, 39 percent of all evening news coverage. The organization notes that those three news networks spent a combined 59 hours covering former President Barack Obama during 2015 and 2016, which was 10 percent of all coverage.

MRC calculated earlier this year that Trump coverage on the three major networks was 89 percent negative in the first three months of his presidency. There is no sign of any fair reporting in those figures.

Over the summer, 415 minutes of broadcast time was spent covering the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia and 94 percent of that was negative. Coverage of repealing and replacing Obamacare and Trump’s response to the deadly Charlottesville riots last month was each 97 percent negative.

Trump and members of his administration have repeatedly bashed the media for its negative spin on nearly everything the White House says and does. It appears there is a very justified argument to support that.

The biggest understatement of the week came from former White House strategist Steve Bannon. During an interview that aired over the weekend, he said, “The mainstream media is trying to destroy Trump and his presidency.”

Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. He has written more than 3500 national political and foreign affairs columns. His BS in journalism from the University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.


Dwight has 30-years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. His first book, “Redistribution of Common Sense – Selective Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014,” was published in July, 2014. “The Game Changer – America’s Most Stunning Presidential Election in History,” was published in April 2017.


Dwight is a native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.