The percentages for “Overall Tone of Media Coverage” included ALL MEDIA.
However, 50% of Americans still get their news primarily from the broadcast media, which is free for anyone whose t.v. can receive the signal without internet, cable, or satellite service.
The numbers for broadcast media coverage of Trump vs. Obama show MUCH BIGGER DISPARITIES in both TIME and TONE.
- During 2017 and 2018, between one- and two-thirds of all evening news airtime was devoted to Trump.
- During 2015 and 2016, only one-tenth of all evening news airtime was devoted to Obama.
The Trump Bashing on broadcast news shows has been at or above 90% since Trump was inaugurated. By contrast, these same news shows praised Obama at rates ranging from 58% to 91%.