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L. Brent Bozell III is founder and president of the Media Research Center.
Tim Graham is executive editor of Newsbusters and is the Media Research Center's director of media analysis.
Politics - Sense - Fairness - Journalists - Politicians
Covering politics with a sense of fairness requires journalists to acknowledge that politicians, even the ones they despise, at some point, somewhere, on some matter, do something right.
Not so President Donald Trump. Journalists simply cannot admit that anything Trump has done or is doing or thinking is good for the United States because it will reflect positively on him. That they just won’t allow.
Run - President - Trump - Press - Candidate
Since he announced his run for president, Trump has drawn more negative press than any presidential candidate or president in history. Trump’s staunchest enemies—liberals and Never-Trumpers alike—will argue that this is the truly objective, fair, and accurate read on the present condition.
How they can say this with straight faces escapes us.
Month - Month - Start - Campaign - Interruption
Month after month going back to the start of his campaign, without interruption, his coverage on evening newscasts has hovered around 90% negative. How do the anti-Trumpers see this? Some like CNN’s Don Lemon dismiss the numbers. “Is that a scientific mathematical fact, 90%?” Most don’t care either way.
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Trump - Haters - % - Coverage - Kind
Trump haters will argue that even that 90% negative coverage is too kind, and demonstrates some sort of weakness, failing to provide the fullest measure of #Resistance.
To acknowledge that Trump got two outstanding Supreme Court justices confirmed, or succeeded in passing a massive corporate tax bill that has generated massive employment numbers, or has taken millions off the welfare rolls, or virtually destroyed ISIS, or wiped out thousands of oppressive regulations, or—really, should we continue?—isn’t providing news. It’s enabling an oppressive fathead.
Trump - Policy - Failures - Processor - Former
Every new and successful Trump policy concomitantly exposes the failures of his processor. Former...
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