According to a review of coverage of the 2022 midterms, the mainstream media has given 87 percent more negative coverage to Republicans than to Democrats. And one GOP candidate even got a shocking 100 percent negative coverage.
The review of election coverage performed by the Media Research Center found that the mainstream media has done it again.
Study: The Dangerous Partisanship of TV’s Midterm Coverage https://t.co/0KkKCuwDEQ
— Media Research Center (@theMRC) November 4, 2022
This year’s study looked at the same period of time as we did in 2018, from September 1 to October 26. This year, the Big Three evening newscasts aired 115 stories which mentioned or discussed the midterm elections during, with a total airtime of 213 minutes, or about 60 percent more than the 130 minutes we tallied four years ago.
Overall this fall, Democrats (including President Biden) drew 13 positive comments vs. 26 negative ones, for a 67% negative spin. That’s not great, but not nearly as bad as Republicans, who were slammed with 94 negative comments vs. 14 positive statements, a spin score of 87 percent negative — and virtually identical to the 88 percent negative spin for the whole GOP (including Trump) in 2018.
Most of this year’s discussion centered on four candidates: Republicans Herschel Walker, Mehmet Oz and Kari Lake, and Democrat John Fetterman. Fetterman’s bad press (81% negative, mostly comments panning his dreadful debate performance) was the worst of any Democrat, but it was better than any of the top Republicans. His Senate rival, Oz, was hit with 82 percent negative press, while Georgia’s Herschel Walker was slammed with 50 negative statements vs. six positive ones, an 89 percent negative spin.
That’s still better than Arizona’s Kari Lake, who was on the receiving end of nine evaluative comments, all negative, giving her a 100 percent negative press score.
The media are liars. They are 100 percent in favor of Democrats. They work directly for Democrats. Every move they make is to further the political cause of Democrats.
They don’t care about truth. They don’t care about “news.” They don’t care about facts.
They only care about helping Democrats win.Commentary