Mainstream media and Donald Trump

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This article discusses the mainstream media and Donald Trump, particularly the former's bias against the latter.

As with other conservatives, and likely more so, the Mainstream Media has waged a war against United States President Donald Trump. This has been to an extent probably not seen before, or at least in recent political history. A comparison of magazine covers between President Trump and Obama illustrate the media's opposition to President Trump.[1]

As evidence of this intense mainstream media opposition to President Trump, a study published close to the 100th-day mark of Trump's presidency found that 89% of media coverage regarding Trump was negative.[2] A similar study conducted by the Harvard Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy released in May 2017 found that 80% of the mainstream media coverage over Trump (including outlets such as Fox News Channel and The Wall Street Journal) was negative.[3] According to the Pew Research Center, in October 2017, the media was three times more negative and eight times less positive toward Trump than it was to Obama, and the media was also significantly more biased against Trump compared to presidents Clinton and Bush II.[4] Additionally, Trump was on track to become the most mocked president on late-night comedy TV in at least 25 years,[5] and the Associated Press found in late 2018 that late-night hosts made more jokes about Trump than any other public figure in history.[6] Earlier, during the presidential campaign, 91% of the media coverage concerning Trump was negative and 96% of campaign contributions from the media went to Clinton.[7] The Media Research Center found that 90% of coverage on President Trump on the evening news of ABC, CBS, and NBC in 2017 was negative and biased against him,[8] and it found in October 2018 that the level was at 92%.[9] The MRC also found in October 2018 that 88% of media coverage of the GOP was negative.[10] It found that media coverage of Trump in 2018 was 90% negative.[11] According to a Pew Research Center poll released in January 2018, the U.S. mainstream media was perceived by Americans as significantly more biased against President Trump than the media in other countries is against their own leaders.[12] A May 2018 poll found that 45% of Americans – a large plurality – believed that the media was too critical of President Trump.[13] Even former president Jimmy Carter, a liberal Democrat, stated that the media was more biased against Trump than any other president he knew about.[14] According to GOP pollster Jim Hobart, the attacks on Trump by the media only increased his popularity with his base.[15]

Many of the media's stories against President Trump used anonymous sources.[16] It was also overly zealous (especially compared to other political figures) in fact-checking President Trump and calling him out for his "lies", despite showing no interest in the many lies Obama told Americans.[17] According to the mainstream media, Donald Trump and his administration have "told many lies" since his inauguration.[18] On January 22, the Mainstream media attacked Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway’s "alternative facts" statement to do with crowd size during the swearing-in ceremony with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer earlier on causing a stir, claiming that Trump presided, "the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe."[19] The mainstream media's bias against Trump promoted hatred, bigotry, and even violence against the administration.[20][21] It frequently attacked the president and his supporters.[22]

Contents

2016 election and immediate aftermath

As Trump rode the escalator to announce his candidacy, polls showed Hillary Clinton's collusion with Russia over the Uranium One deal was her biggest vulnerability. Deputy Attn. Gen. Sally Yates was taking steps to ban the Inspector General from oversight of the DOJ-National Security Division and hide FISA abuse.

Primaries

While mainstream media coverage of Trump was mainly positive at the onset of his presidential campaign, the closer he came to winning the Republican nomination the more negative coverage became.[23]

General election

The mainstream media was extremely biased against and unfair towards Trump throughout the entire 2016 U.S. presidential election.[24][25] One example of this was Trump's claim that many American Muslims celebrated 9/11, which was confirmed by various sources confirming – or in some cases justifying – his claims.[26]

According to Comey's FBI "cyber experts", during the 2016 presidential election, Russians used armies of Twitter bots to spread fake news using accounts that supposedly were Midwestern swing-voter Republicans.[27]

Aftermath

See also: Trump Transition

At his first press conference as president-elect, Donald Trump described CNN as "fake news." Since becoming president, Trump has accused major news organizations with "fake news" and "very fake news." On February 17, 2017, Trump tweeted:[28]

The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!

On November 27, 2017, President Trump tweeted:[29][30]

We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!

Also, after the 2016 election, several violent and disturbing anti-Trump attacks occurred throughout the nation against Trump supporters or supposed Trump supporters. Despite these attacks, liberals and leftists only focused on alleged "attacks" by Trump supporters against minorities and others (the leftist narrative, although being blatantly false and one-sided, fits their manufactured narrative that Trump supporters are "racist" and "evil" and that leftists are "tolerant" and "forgiving"). It was found that despite the number of real anti-Trump attacks which went largely unreported, several of the "pro-Trump" attacks were found to be hoaxes.[31]

Trump's inauguration crowd size

On January 21, Spicer gave a five-minute statement to the press and discredited claims originating from CNN that claimed photos proved that the audience for Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration was "significantly larger" than Trump's. He stated the news story was an attempt by the anti-Trump media to "minimize enormous support that had gathered on the National Mall."

Alternative Media in turn attacked CNN for their false reporting, producing a video clearly showing the back areas of the mall partially empty in the morning, hours before the main inauguration event started.[32]

The liberal media reporters also conveniently failed to mention the George Soros-sponsored violence by far-Left rioters and vandals (under the ruse of "protesting") that started hours before Trump's inauguration, that resulted in 217 arrests by the evening.[33]

There were also real fears in the anti-Trump reporting in the lead up to the inauguration, that drones might be used to kill Trump and incoming Vice President Mike Pence, killing scores among the crowd in the process.[34]

Illegal voters

President Donald Trump believes that millions of people voted illegally in the US election. He first made the claim in a tweet in late November 2016.

On January 25, Trump tweeted that he will ask for a major investigation into voter fraud: I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!

According to NPR in 2012, a report by the Pew Center on the States found that more than 1.8 million dead people were registered to vote, and 24 million registrations were either invalid or inaccurate.[35]

A more recent analysis of voting data agrees that Hillary Clinton may have received at least 800,000 votes from illegal aliens.[36] According to Infowars, "it’s worth noting that the 800,000 figure could be a low, conservative estimate."[37]

The liberal cover-up about voter fraud and lies about inaugural crowd size were both repeated during an interview with ABC’s David Muir that aired on January 25.

Fake news and Donald Trump

Examples of major mainstream fake news stories regarding President Trump are:

The Hill is seen here tweeting an outrageous claim proved false by their own provided image; while it has been deleted after being called out, the tweet has been archived.
  • CBS used a picture from President Trump’s “Latino’s for Trump” event as a manipulative picture to showcase Joe Biden’s Latino outreach effort in Miami.[38] In reality, as with virtually all of his events (including his installation on January 20), the Biden outreach event was sparsely attended.
  • Fake news media spread the rumor, which Nancy Pelosi also picked up on and claimed, that President Trump suggested injecting people with Lysol to kill the coronavirus, irresponsibly twisting what Trump actually said out of context to suit their anti-Trump narrative.[39] When Hillary Clinton also picked up on that fake news story and made a fool of herself by parroting it on Twitter, she was roasted for it on her Twitter account.[40]
  • The "hoax" hoax: Both Politico and MSNBC claimed that President Trump called the coronavirus a hoax.
  • That President Trump's national security and public health travel bans are "racist".
  • The hostile opinionated misrepresentation and speculation of President Trump's intentions for celebrating the July 4th, 2019 holiday with a military parade and fireworks display in Washington DC as an occasion for self-aggrandizement, before the events occurred.[41] Mr. Trump planned and delivered festivities as a "Salute to America" to honor the U.S. military, prominent Americans and American accomplishments of the past 243 years.[42]
  • that a high school student wearing a pro-Trump Make America Great Again hat at the March for Life somehow "acted improperly" when he stood smiling while a professional protestor persistently beat a drum in his face;[43]
  • calling the "Washington's Birthday" holiday the made-up name "Presidents' Day," which it never was under federal law;
  • the deliberate manipulation of President Trump's live Oval Office broadcast by a local Fox affiliate editor/technician;[44]
  • the New York Times story that the investigation of President Trump began after James Comey was fired and not in the Spring of 2016.
  • On the day documents were released verifying that the late Sen. John McCain was a major player in the coup plot against President Trump,[45] the MSM reported Trump's reaction as if it were some petty vendetta related to McCain's POW status or McCain's vote to save Obamacare.
  • A poorly-sourced February 4, 2017 Washington Post article claimed a feud existed between DHS Secretary John F. Kelly and Steve Bannon, when in fact, none existed. The article's author was forced to admit his error.[46] In June 2017, the Associated Press reported, and later corrected, a story that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt met with Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris – something which did not actually happen.[47]
  • In November 2017, The Washington Post claimed that the conservative Breitbart News created the nickname "Mr. Perfect" when referring to Jared Kushner, while in reality, Kushner's own companies created the nickname to promote themselves in China.[48] Also in November 2017, MSNBC's Morning Joe show was caught broadcasting a pre-taped post-Thanksgiving show while pretending on air to be broadcasting live.[49]

Firing of U.S. attorneys

When President Trump (and also President George W. Bush) fired federal prosecutors from the Obama Administration, the mainstream media went hysterical, but they had no problem when Presidents Clinton and Obama did the same thing.[50]

Mainstream media's endorsement of anti-Trump vandalism

When reporting of a shameful and criminal act of vandalism some environmentalists committed on one of President Trump's golf courses in March 2017, the leftist Washington Post media called it "a daring act of defiance" before being forced to change its wording.[51]

Lack of reporting on issues

After two immigrant teenagers (at least one was an illegal immigrant) raped another teenager,[52] the mainstream media did very little reporting on the issue, likely because reporting on it would create a more positive view of President Trump's policies.[53][54] On the other hand, the mainstream media spent much time reporting on the fake news story of a rape in the University of Virginia.[55] The White House condemned the crime.[56]

Writing Trump off as a failure at the beginning of his presidency

As in the 2016 presidential election, the mainstream media strongly opposed Trump and wrote him off as a failure early in his presidency, despite his numerous accomplishments by that time.[57] Later on, they continued to attribute President Trump's achievements to Obama.[58]

The Washington Post reported in June 2017 of a meeting held between President Trump and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai that never occurred.[59]

When President Trump criticized liberal environmental idiocy and forest management for failure to clean up fallen dead wood which provided the fuel for deadly California wildfires,[60] mainstream fake news organizations reported it as if the President was criticizing firefighters.[61] CNN reported the bald face lies that the President had "attacked firefighters" and was "threatening to withhold aid to the victims."

First 100 days "failure"

Even before President Trump passed the "first 100 days" mark of his presidency, the mainstream media was reporting that he had made no accomplishments, despite much evidence to the contrary.[62][63]

Trump Administration ad

Mainstream media outlets refused to play an ad created by the Trump Administration to promote its achievements during its first 100 days because it called the MSM fake news.[64][65]

Russia

The Obama administration tried to convince the American people through US intelligence agencies and the mainstream media that Vladimir Putin had colluded with the Trump campaign to elect Donald Trump, using the Steele dossier as evidence. The falsified document was bought and paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Illustration on the Steele Dossier by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times[66]
See also: Russia collusion hoax

The mainstream media ignored the fact that the Obama Administration took a weak position on Russia while claiming that President Trump's realist foreign policy was somehow weak.[67]

Also in June 2017, The New York Times falsely stated that 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed with an assessment that Russia made hacks into the 2016 presidential election – the actual number was four, with one dissenting from the report's conclusions.[68] The Associated Press reported, and retracted, the same falsehood.[69] Obama Administration Director of National Intelligence confirmed that "the report itself makes it clear that it was the three agencies plus the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that put this intelligence community assessment together."[70]

In August 2018, the mainstream media reacted to a tweet President Trump made on a campaign meeting made by his son with a Russian as some sort of groundbreaking revelation that hurt the president, even though he did not reveal anything new, surprising, or contradictory about the meeting.[71][72] On August 21, 2018, the mainstream media described the day as being very bad for the president, because two acquaintances were convicted of crimes, even though none of those convictions had anything to do with Russia.[73]

In June 2019, while attending the G-20 summit in OSAKA, Japan, President Trump and Vladimir Putin briefly discussed Fake News. President Trump offered disdain for the assembled media, during a meeting between the two nation leaders. This occurred shortly after Putin had celebrated the rise of the populist right in Europe and the United States and that, in his opinion, traditional "Western-style" liberalism had "become obsolete.” Trump stated, “Fake news is a great term, isn’t it? You don’t have this problem in Russia, but we do.” However Putin insisted in English, "We also have, It’s the same." When Mr. Trump was then asked by a news reporter if he would tell Russia not to meddle in American elections, Trump responded, “Yes, of course I will.” Mr. Trump then turned to Mr. Putin and said, "Don’t meddle in the election, President." Mr. Trump then pointed at another Russian official and repeated, “Don’t meddle in the election.” [74] The follow up media coverage of the light-hearted warning Mr. Trump made to Mr. Putin resulted in claiming Trump is a national security risk and that he had "triggered a fresh furor over his accommodating approach to Russia."

Trump-Russia collusion hoax

FBI / CIA spy Joseph Mifsud (left) with UK prime minister Boris Johnson (center) two weeks after George Papadopoulos' plea agreement in the Mueller investigation.[75] The entire Trump-Russia conspiracy hoax was hatched by Obama CIA director John Brennan on the false allegation that Mifsud was a Russian agent. Mifsud had been working for Brennan and Jimmy the Weasel Comey all along.[76]

It has been confirmed that many fake news sites were actually created and managed by liberal Democrats ("false flag" operations) who support Hillary Clinton and oppose Donald Trump who engage in their deception in an attempt to discredit conservatives and Trump.[77][78] One of them, Jestin Coler, a Democrat and Clinton supporter who owns the company Disinfomedia, runs several fake news sites that create "conservative" fake news stories.[77]

A topic of fake news stories after the 2016 election was whether there was violence between Trump supporters and opponents. After the 2016 election, several violent and disturbing anti-Trump attacks occurred throughout the nation against Trump supporters or supposed Trump supporters. Despite these attacks, liberals and leftists only focused on alleged "attacks" by Trump supporters against minorities and others (the leftist narrative, although being blatantly false and one-sided, fits their manufactured narrative that Trump supporters are "racist" and "evil" and that leftists are "tolerant" and "forgiving"). Fox News found that despite the number of real anti-Trump attacks which went largely unreported, several of the "pro-Trump" attacks were hoaxes.[79]

One widely shared fake story, spread by the mainstream media, that Trump's election had led to a rise in anti-Semitism by white supremcists—it turned out that bomb threats at a synagogue were actually carried out by "an African-American left-wing journalist" and a "Jewish teenager in Israel, with dual citizenship in the U.S."[80]

Following the 2016 election in which Trump won, liberals, the mainstream media, and social media had misapplied the term "fake news" to make the false accusation that alternative news and Russian sources are "deliberately lying" to their readers, listeners, and viewers, and that these "lies" helped elect Donald Trump President of the United States. The liberal-pushed "fake news" accusations are a form of conspiracy theory. However, the mainstream media itself publishes and promotes fake news stories,[81] from appearing in its nightly network newscasts, on its cable news channels, in its newspapers and on its websites (including Facebook). The MSM has allegedly been adopting safeguards to prevent itself from reporting fake news stories,[82][83] but it has been unsuccessful based on more recent examples.

On May 10, 2017, President Trump met with both the Russian foreign minister and the foreign minister of Ukraine, though not at the same time. However, the MSM only focused on the former and on alleged Russian collusion with the Trump Administration.[84][85]

Mainstream false reporting of the Russia collusion hoax and impeachment inquiry

The Russian's did not "hack the vote" as Obama administration and mainstream media sources alleged.

These mainstream journalists and news organizations in one capacity or other were willing participants in the Trump-Russia collusion hoax. The plan to exonerate Hillary Clinton of criminal charges, sabotage Donald Trump's election chances, and later his presidency, originated with corrupt elements of the Obama administration, in collusion with the Democratic party. Allies opposed to Trump's demand that NATO members give more to fund the alliance, and Russian sources feeding Democrats false information also contributed.

These journalists reported fake news from the Hillary Clinton funded Steele dossier, which Hillary Clinton paid foreign agents, including Russian agents, to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. The false information was knowingly presented by the Obama Justice Department and FBI to the FISA court to obtain retro-active approval for an illegal domestic spying operation against Obama and Clinton's political opponents. These journalists actively colluded with the Democrats seditious activity to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election:

Ken Bensinger, BuzzFeed reporter who received Steele dossier from David Kramer, Sen. John McCain's Chief of Staff. Ken Dilanian, and Ned Price, NBC News. David Corn, Mother Jones. Michael Isikoff, Yahoo News. Ali Watkins, BuzzFeed and The New York Times. Brian Ross and Matt Mosk, ABC News. Carl Bernstein and Jake Tapper, CNN. Julian Borger, The Guardian. Peter Stone and Greg Gordon, McClatchy. Bob Little and Rachel Martin, NPR. David Ignatius, Evan Perez, Jim Sciutto, Tom Hamburger, Rosalind Helderman, and Fred Hiatt, The Washington Post. Allan Cullison, The Wall Street Journal. Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid, and Katy Tur, MSNBC. Scott Pelly, 60 Minutes. Devlin Barrett, Robert Costa Ellen Nakashima, and Matt Zapotosky.

Other willing participants were: The New Yorker, Huffington Post, Newsweek, MSNBC, Politico, Vanity Fair and Slate. All these continued to report the fake Russia collusion narrative even after it was thoroughly debunked, and none have issued retractions to their reporting.[86] The uncorroborated allegations violated every tenet of traditional, respectable journalism. None of it would have been possible without the help of several global media organizations willingly publicizing the false narrative of Trump collusion with the Russian government.[87]

On March 25, 2019 Tim Murtaugh, the director of communications for President Trump, sent out a memo to all television producers regarding the “credibility of certain guests.” In particular, the memo cited a list of “guests who made outlandish, false claims, without evidence, on your airwaves.” Included were Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), DNC Chairman Tom Perez and former CIA Director John Brennan. The memo asked the producers to “employ basic journalistic standards when booking such guests.”[88]

Trump's first presidential foreign trip

Rather than focusing on President Trump's achievements during his first presidential foreign trip, the mainstream media focused on numerous meaningless non-stories.[89]

Other foreign trips

The American mainstream media took a very negative stance toward President Trump during his 2019 state visit to the UK, again focusing on non-stories, even as the British media was relatively positive.[90][91]

Leaks

Despite being vocally anti-Trump, the mainstream media failed to note this when covering an arrested NSA leaker.[92]

Russia and James Comey

ABC chyron: "Manafort plead guilty to 5 charges of manslaughter".
See also: FBI scandal

Former FBI Director James Comey, during his testimony to Congress, debunked two fake news stories on The New York Times[93] and CNN,[94] respectively.

After several inaccuracies and flaws were found in a CNN article that attacked Trump and his allies over a Russia fund, CNN retracted the article.[95][96] Three CNN employees resigned due to the resulting scandal.[97][98]

ABC News ran a banner headline claiming Paul Manafort pled guilty to five counts of manslaughter.

The Washington Post falsely reported in August 2018 that the Trump Administration was denying passports to Hispanic Americans along the border with Mexico,[99][100] and The New York Times falsely reported in September 2018 that UN Ambassador Nikki Haley spent $53,000 on curtains when they actually were approved during the Obama Administration.[100][101]

Comedic critics

Trump is criticized on a daily basis by late-night television hosts Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers. John Oliver and Samantha Bee are also constant critics using weekly shows. Trump is on track to become the most mocked president on late-night comedy TV in at least 25 years.[5] Shows supposed to be late-night comedy shows became very political during Trump's presidency.[102]

Repealing ObamaCare

A study by the Media Research Center in June 2017 showed strong mainstream media coverage against the GOP's and Trump's effort to repeal ObamaCare as opposed to the effort to originally pass it in 2010.[103]

Hypothetical military orders

The media devoted much time reporting a statement made by a military general, who rightly stated, when asked a hypothetical and silly question, that if President Trump ordered a nuclear strike on China, he would follow his orders.[104]

On July 26, 2017, President Trump announced on Twitter that he would reverse an Obama Administration action and ban transgender people from the military.[105] Despite the fact that this was only an announcement, the mainstream media acted as if the announcement was an official order, until the military stated the obvious, that there would be no ban until Trump provides direction to Secretary of Defense James Mattis.[106] President Trump formally signed the transgender ban on August 25, 2017.[107]

Charlottesville

The Charlottesville Lie, Steve Cortes, PragerU.[108]

In August 2017, after violent and deadly clashes between white supremacists and Antifa activists in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Trump not only strongly criticized the hatred and violence, but, challenging the politically correct attitude of the establishment and the Left, criticized the "many sides" that were responsible for the hatred and violence rather than just the white supremacists.[109] Trump explicitly rejected racism or white supremacism when he urged all Americans to view themselves as Americans first, saying that "above all, we must remember this truth, no matter our color, creed, religion or political party, we are all Americans first."[109] President Trump stood unmoved even after intense media criticism, and in a press conference held a few days later, he again stated that the alt-left was just as responsible for the violence as the alt-right, criticized the media for its one-sidedness and double standards in reporting on the violence, and criticized the Left's opposition to Confederate monuments.[110] As expected, President Trump shocked the mainstream media by his comments,[111] and they distorted his comments to make it seem as if he sympathized with white supremacists.[112][113][114] At a campaign rally in Arizona on August 22, 2017, President Trump harshly exposed the MSM's liberal bias and deception in their reporting of his public statements after the Charlottesville attacks by actually re-reading his original statements again.[115] (the mainstream media pointed out that he did not include his "many sides" comment[116])

The organizer of the event, Richard Spencer, later endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.[117]

Claims of "racism"

Major "objective" mainstream media publications chose to falsely label President Trump a "racist," even on their front pages.[118] Not only this, but the mainstream media went out of its way to attach the term "racist" to President Trump.[119][120] The establishment liberal encyclopedia Wikipedia has an article entitled, "Racial views of Donald Trump," which has been in existence since June 14, 2016, and is reasonably long. The article is filled with defamatory smears of Trump, including classifying his comments on the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville and on Third-World "s***hole countries" as racially charged, and explicitly stating that those who defend him may, "harbor similar racial sentiments."[121]

In July 2019, Speaker Nancy Pelosi violated House Rules in a failed attempt to pass a House Resolution condemning President Trump for alleged "racist" tweets. Mainstream fake news sources used the events to categorically refer to President Trump's "racist attacks."

Coverage of Trump "scandals"

While the media and other liberal organizations made a lot of noise over Trump cabinet officials spending taxpayer money for charter and military flights[122] (enough noise to cause HHS Secretary Tom Price to resign[123]), they had no complaint when Obama Administration officials did the same thing.[124] Despite liberal obsession about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's spending on charter flights, Obama Administration Interior Department secretaries spent over 13 times in eight years as Zinke had spent by October 2017.[125] Similarly, while the media emphasized international travel spending by EPA director Scott Pruitt, the Obama Administration's EPA directors spend as must or even more than Pruitt with no media outrage.[126][127][128] At the same time, they showed shock and outrage at his corruption while ignoring Hillary Clinton's clear corruption.[129]

While the mainstream media highly emphasized and showed strong outrage against the 2016 Trump campaign's data mining on Facebook, Obama's 2012 campaign did the same thing, something the media responded with either silence or praise.[130]

In another example of bias, the media attacked President Trump for criticizing political opponents while on foreign soil, but it did not mind when Obama and Biden did the same while they held office.[131]

Immigration statements out of context

Despite clearly calling only MS-13 members "animals" in May 2018, the media knowingly[132] took his comments out of context to claim that he used the term for all illegals.[133]

In May 2018, left-wing activists and some members of the mainstream media, such as New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein and NPR, shared pictures of detained illegal immigrant children sleeping in cages and blamed the Trump Administration for it despite those pictures having been taken during the Obama Administration.[134] An Associated Press report discussing alleged abuse at an illegal immigrant detention center left out the fact that Obama was president when the abuse happened.[135] Other media sources have published fake news about President Trump's immigration policies.[136][137]

Other examples of bias on immigration

The mainstream media exhibited blatant and even embarrassing bias against the Trump Administration,[138] and it fabricated a "border crisis" in May and June 2018 in order to hurt President Trump, among other reasons.[139] According to the Media Research Center in July 2018, 92% of mainstream media coverage of President Trump's immigration policies were negative, and it gave migrants and illegals 120 time more airtime than victims of illegal migrant crime.[140][141] In May 2018, left-wing activists and some members of the mainstream media, such as New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein and NPR, shared pictures of detained illegal immigrant children sleeping in cages and blamed the Trump Administration for it despite those pictures having been taken during the Obama Administration.[142] An Associated Press report discussing alleged abuse at an illegal immigrant detention center left out the fact that Obama was president when the abuse happened.[143] Other media sources have published fake news about President Trump's immigration policies[144] and alleged "heartbreaking stories" that were made up or misleading.[145] The Time Magazine issued one of its magazines about the illegal immigration family separation policy, but the child on the magazine's front page had never been separated from her parents.[146] The media also had no problem when the Obama Administration executed the same policies that they became hysterical about when the Trump Administration did them.[147] They ignored the fact that family separation for illegals had been occurring even before 2001.[148]

In June 2018, a CNN "reporter" went on a political and moralistic rant during a White House press briefing over certain Trump Administration actions on illegal immigration (despite being a reporter), and he refused to apologize afterward.[149] During the same press conference, a reporter played a recording of illegal minors crying, apparently trying to make a statement on the policy.[150] Also in June 2018, the Associated Press falsely labeled chain-link partitions where illegals are temporarily held as "cages."[151]

In addition to its extreme bias when covering the Trump Administration's zero tolerance illegal immigration policy, the mainstream media misrepresented the facts over the policy and mislead its viewers.[152] Although the media pressured President Trump to end the policy of separating illegal alien parents from their children, when Trump actually did this, they sided with Democrats by going further and demanding open borders policies and the abolition of ICE.[153]

The mainstream media also published some articles defending MS-13.[154]

Trump vs. MS-13

Despite MS-13 being a very violent and dangerous gang in the U.S. and Central America, the MSM opposed President Trump's efforts to crack down on the gang and deliberately mischaracterized his comments, even to the point of sympathizing with the gang.[155] Even a year after President Trump described MS-13 members as "animals," members of the media continued to falsely claim he referred to all migrants and asylum seekers.[156]

"Anti-First Amendment" fake news

While the mainstream media frequently implied or explicitly claimed that the Trump Administration was a danger to First Amendment right, they forgot that many previous presidents, including Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama, had even worse records on free press rights.[157]

Trump and violence

The mainstream media tried to blame President Trump for acts of violence that in reality had nothing to do with him. For example, after a shooting in Maryland, a Reuters editor blamed the president for the attack,[158] and a Massachusetts newspaper reporter resigned after falsely claiming that the shooter wore a MAGA hat.[159][160]

Security clearances

The media acted hysterically when President Trump removed John Brennan's security clearance despite the latter being a political hack, but in 2013, it had no problem when Obama removed the security clearances of many more former intelligence officials.[161]

Visiting overseas U.S. troops

The media reported that President Trump never visited U.S. troops stationed overseas during the Christmas Season before the Christmas Season even ended.[162][163][163] After President Trump did visit U.S. troops, the Left and media continued attacking him.[164][165][166][167]

Government shutdown

While the media had a very negative tone toward President Trump regarding a government shutdown in late 2018 and early 2019, it took a supportive and defensive stance toward Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.[168]

SOTU "fact-checking"

The media went out of its way – and failed – to try to "fact-check" President Trump's State of the Union Address to find "false" claims.[169][170][171]

Giving Trump credit

Not only did the media, according to several studies, overwhelmingly refuse to give President Trump credit for the growing U.S. economy,[172] but it even tried to attribute some of Trump's achievements to Obama.[173]

Existence of a crisis at the southern border

While eventually admitting President Trump was right, the media denied the existence of an illegal immigration crisis along the U.S. southern border.[174]

In January 2019 President Trump made a nationally televised address from the Oval Office to request funding from the Democratically controlled House for the growing humanitarian crisis on the Southern border.[175] Democrats and the mainstream media called it a "manufactured crisis,"[176] denying such a crisis existed.[177] After a photo of the bodies of a father and his 23 month old daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande river trying to enter the United States illegally was widely published,[178] some Democrats, most notably Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, falsely charged the U.S. with maintaining "concentration camps" on the Southern border since the Obama era,[179][180] forcing migrants to drink toilet water,[181][182] and then voted against bills to provide funding for humanitarian relief.[183]

Migrant deaths

The media gave high priority of news of illegal migrants dying while attempting to enter the U.S., but it ignored multiple similar deaths during the Obama Administration.[184] Similarly, Democrats and the media focused on alleged mistreatment of migrants detained by the government under the Trump Administration while ignoring far worse treatment under the Obama Administration.[185]

Kavanaugh hearings insurrection

See also: Kavanaugh smear
From left to right: Debra Katz, Monica McLean, Christine Blasey Ford and Michael Bromwich. David Laufman (lower left) is Monica McLean's attorney. Laufman, along with Peter Strzok, interviewed Hillary Clinton on July 2, 2016. Bromwich also represents Andrew McCabe.
Courtesy theconservativetreehouse.com

Shawn Henry was presented to MSNBC's audience as a “national security analyst.” Henry told viewers, “This is not...an investigation about the sexual allegations, I think it really has moved toward credibility. At this point now, there are very clear allegations, and subsequent to the judge’s testimony, people have come out who appear to be credible who...appear to be contradicting his testimony sworn before the United States Senate.”

Viewers were not told Henry was promoted by Robert Mueller to assistant director of the of the FBI's cyber crimes unit, who then left the FBI to become a top executive for CrowdStrike, the cybersecurity firm hired by the Democratic National Committee to investigate the hack of its email system in early 2016. CrowdStrike’s June 2016 assessment of a Russian hack remains the sole source of evidence of the claim. The FBI, nor any other U.S. law enforcement of intelligence agency, ever verified the claim. Later, it was used to bolster the Trump-Russia collusion hoax.[186]

The mainstream media brought up a second allegation because "Senate Democrats began looking."[187] It was first reported in the New Yorker during the period in which the Senate Judiciary Committee delayed their vote – Judge Kavanaugh also completely denied it. The allegation was brought by a classmate of Kavanaugh at Yale who majored in sociology and psychology and who then worked in the often-liberal field of domestic violence. "After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney,"[188] she claims that at a party in which she herself was drinking, Kavanaugh exposed himself to her.[189] The allegation had several problems, though that did not matter to Democrats, bent on destroying Kavanaugh and originalism in general.[190] The New Yorker wrote:
"The magazine contacted several dozen classmates of Ramirez and Kavanaugh regarding the incident...The New Yorker has not confirmed with other eyewitnesses that Kavanaugh was present at the party."
The accuser did give the New Yorker six names to support her claim. Six witnesses Deborah Ramirez stated could substantiate her accusation. And when the New Yorker interviewed them, all six said it never happened, 100% of the evidence discovered by the New Yorker refuted the claim, yet the New Yorker still published the article. Not only were the allegations unsubstantiated, but Ramirez's classmates denied the story.[191][192] The New York Times did its own investigation and could not corroborate the story.[193][194] Critics criticized the New Yorker for its poor, low-quality reporting on this allegation,[195][196][197] and they noted that the article actually refuted the allegations.[198] A later New Yorker story again showed no corroboration.[199]

Ramirez reportedly refused to cooperate with the Senate Judiciary Committee.[200]

Later, NBC News again made false and uncorroborated claims, reporting that Kavanaugh had potentially known about the allegation before it was revealed because he had possibly contacted others to ask them to refute the claim, but it later – and silently – corrected the original article to show that he had actually found out about the allegation early because Ramirez had contacted others.[201]

Staff members for Sen. Kamala Harris submitted an undated handwritten letter to committee investigators that her California office had received signed under the alias “Jane Doe from Oceanside, California.” Three days before Kavanaugh's confirmation vote, Judy Munro-Leighton wrote an email to the committee claiming, “I am Jane Doe from Oceanside CA — Kavanaugh raped me.”

Under questioning, Munro-Leighton admitted she was a left-wing activist who never met Kavanaugh. After Kavanaugh's confirmation, the Senate Judiciary Committee referred her to the DOJ and FBI for criminal prosecution because she lied to Congress.[202]

Fake news organizations and people involved in the Kavanaugh smear were NBC News, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Stephen Colbert, ABC News, CBS News, USA Today.

Impeachment 1.0

Main article: Impeachment sham
CNN claimed Amb. Sondland implicated President Trump in a bribery scheme and quid pro quo when President Trump in fact did not.

The mainstream media devoted a very large amount of airtime to cover the House Democrats' impeachment "investigation" against President Trump while it had devoted relatively little airtime to the impeachment investigation against Bill Clinton.[203]

Speaker Nancy Pelosi explained the origin, tactics, and methodology behind the 2019 impeachment sham of President Trump:

You smear somebody with falsehoods and all the rest, and then you merchandise it. And then you [the media] write it, and they'll say, 'See it's reported in the press that this, this, this and this'. So they have that validation that the press reported the smear. It's called the wrap-up smear. Now I'm gonna merchandise the press' report on the smear that we made. It's a tactic... and it's self-evident.[204]

This same collusion between the Democrat Establishment and the mainstream media was used to (a) obtain the Carter Page FISA warrant; (b) remove Gen. Michael Flynn from the Trump administration; (c) secure the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller after the firing of James Comey; (d) attack Judge Brett Kavanaugh during his nomination hearings.

CCP coronavirus

Fake news in American media: Chinese Communists claim that reporting the Wuhan Coronavirus is "racist".[205]
See also: CCP global pandemic and CCP propaganda war

CBS News used footage of the "worst hit" hospital in Bergamo, Italy purporting it to be a report about the coronavirus outbreak in New York.[206]

ABC News chief Washington DC narrative engineer Jonathan Karl was the rotating head of the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) during the CCP global pandemic. The WHCA has a customary and traditional role of selecting the journalists who will participate in the White House daily briefing. Karl invited Youyou Wang, a known propagandist for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) claiming to be a "reporter", into the briefing room to question President Trump. The Hong Kong/Cayman Islands based Phoenix TV, for which Karl's fellow traveller works and who falsely claimed her employer was "privately owned", is actually owned in large part by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and by a former CCP propaganda officer.[207][208] The very next day, the WHCA brought in a propagandist from the state-controlled Dragon Television in Shanghai, China, Ching-Yi Chang, who did not disclose who he was working for when asked by President Trump who he worked for but, assuming that he was asking which country he was from, stated he was from Taiwan.[209]

In July 2020 MSNBC producer Ariana Pekary quit, calling the network fake news and a cancer that risks human lives, even in the middle of a pandemic. Pekary said President Trump became the primary focus of the coronavirus coverage instead of “science itself.” “As new details have become available about antibodies, a vaccine, or how COVID actually spreads, producers still want to focus on the politics. Important facts or studies get buried,” she wrote in her resignation letter.[210]

CCP misinformation

Only Axios corrected it's fake news story that President Trump had recommended fish tank cleaner as a cure for Covid-19. NBC, CNN, and CBS never corrected their fake news reporting.[211]
See also: CCP propaganda war

The first case of COVID-19 was medically verified in China on December 8, 2019 and first death occurred on December 9. The doctor who reported on the first verified cases posted on social media was forced to plead guilty to "rumormongering" and disrupting social order in late December 2019. The Beijing central government attempted to hide the outbreak from the people of Wuhan and the world. The Chinese Communist Party finally admitted publicly that a full blown pandemic was occurring in Wuhan on January 23, 2020, and the doctor who first warned the public and was convicted of a crime for doing so died on February 4, 2020. Eight hundred million people expressed their condolences on Chinese social media in 24 hours after his death was announced.

The 'hoax' hoax; Biden still spewed this lie and many others on the campaign trail in 2020.

To save face for the Communist regime's deliberately incompetent handling of the COVID-19 outbreak in their country, the Chinese foreign ministry falsely accused the United States of being responsible for the corona virus outbreak.[212] On March 12, 2020 the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman initiated a conspiracy theory that the US military started the coronavirus in China,[213][214] Leftist media in the United States aided Chinese propaganda efforts by calling those who link the virus' origin to China were it originated as "racists".[215][216]

April 7, 2020 NBC News tweeted Communist Chinese propaganda when it was well known the Chinese Communist Party was being illusive and deceptive in its reporting on the CCP global pandemic.[217][218]

The 'hoax' hoax

President Trump referred to Democrats' efforts to politicize the coronavirus outbreak as their new hoax;[219] liberal media and Democrats immediately and deliberately twisted President Trump's words out of context to fit their narrative by claiming that he called the coronavirus a "hoax".[220]

Politico and MSNBC willingly peddled the Trump "hoax" story,[221] as did Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, Rep Ted Lieu, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer and former Democrat Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe.[222]

As the outbreak progressed in the United States, the anti-Trump mainstream media were more concerned with instilling panic and blaming President Trump than informing the public on critical precautionary measures to avoid unnecessary strains on the healthcare and economic system.

Amidst the CCP pandemic when Donald Trump touted hydroxychloroquine as an effective treatment for COVID-19, CNN showed strong signs of HCQ denial syndrome when citing fake "studies" until they were forced to admit otherwise.

Chloroquine

See also: Hydroxychloroquine denial

NBC, CNN, CBS and Axios all reported that a man died after drinking fish tank water which President Trump had recommended as a cure for Covid-19. In response to reporters' questions at a press briefing President Trump answered that the Food and Drug Administration was looking into the possibility of using an approved drug for human consumption, hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment for the Chinese coronavirus infection. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) was approved decades ago as an anti-malaria medication. A couple in Arizona, not under a medical doctor's supervision, drank fish tank water containing chloroquine phosphate, a chemical used to kill algae and fish parasites. The husband died. NBC, CNN, CBS, Axios and other leftist outfits reported that President Trump had recommended chloroquine phosphate as a miracle cure.[223]

2019 Thanksgiving plans

A Newsweek "reporter" wrote an article on how President Trump would spend Thanksgiving tweeting and golfing when he actually visited U.S. troops in Afghanistan that day.[224]

Sympathy for terrorists

The mainstream media portrayed Iranian terrorist and general Qasem Soleimani sympathetically after he was killed in a U.S. airstrike ordered by President Trump.[225]

2020 Presidential election

Despite the lamestream media insisting that wildfires that occurred in the West Coast were due to "global warming", this this CNN headline admits otherwise that conservatives were right about arsonists.
See also: 2020 Presidential election, Fake news in the 2020 presidential election, and Russia 3.0
  • After the failure of the Mueller Report, The New York Times founded The 1619 Project in August 2019 to serve the Democratic party's objective of painting Donald Trump as a racist as a key issue for the 2020 presidential election. The 1619 Project claims that the United States was founded in the year 1619 A.D. on the basis of racism.
  • ABC News had to walk back claims it made about President Trump in the Biden-Ukraine collusion scandal.[226]
  • NBC News falsely reported that the Trump campaign attacked The Squad saying "This is our country, not theirs".[227]

Primaries

See also: 2020 Democrat primaries

Bloomberg News, owned by then-Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, tried blaming Trump supporters for the Iowa caucus fiasco[228] after Democrat insiders stole election results from Bernie Sanders and attempted to hand a victory to Pete Buttigieg.[229] Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee blamed Russia.[230] The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), working in coordination with state elections officers, have an existing relationship to ensure computer systems and data collection systems are safe and secure. The DHS reported their offer to review the data system was rebuked by the Iowa Democrat Party.[231]

Russiagate 3.0 was formally announced by the media-intelligence complex on February 21, 2020.
My message is not about going back to where we were,” he said.

For a lot of people, “‘normal’ has been a real problem for a very long time, and I think the failures of the Obama era help explain how we got Trump.[234]

The news set Twitter afire. Within hours the LA Times censored the itself and altered the quote.
  • MSNBC aided Mayor Pete Buttigieg based on his white privilege when the racist reporting at MSNBC consistently snubbed Andrew Yang, an Asian American, to help Buttigieg surge in early 2020 presidential primary polling of Iowa.[235][236] During the pre-primary debates, MSNBC cut off Yang's microphone.[237]
  • In ten debate appearances, Elizabeth Warren was never asked once about her false claims of Native American heritage.[238]
  • In order to pander and mislead the vital Black female demographic for the Democratic party, CNN's April Ryan reported that Stacey Abrams was being interviewed and vetted by the Biden team for the vice president spot when in fact Abrams herself no shall call, interview, or vetting process had taken place.[239]

Other

The Hill claimed in late October 2020 that Trump's re-election campaign "appeared to use a Marine Corps helicopter to hover over a large crowd of cheering supporters, raising questions about the ethics of using the military aircraft for such purposes."[240] This suggestion was later debunked by the Marine Corps, who clarified that the impression was due to the camera angle when recording the video.[241]

President Trump's response

ABC News Anchor George Stephanopoulos caught on air signaling to cut off Trump attorney Jay Sekulow during an impeachment sham trial break.[242]
See also: Donald Trump achievements: Media and political correctness

On February 17, 2017, Trump tweeted: "The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!"[243]

On February 24, 2017, President Trump excluded several liberal media organizations from attending a press briefing.[244][245]

In January 2018, President Trump released his "2017 Fake News Awards", which he awarded to mainstream media outlets for false stories related to himself.[246] There were eleven winners, with The New York Times in first place and with CNN in the list four times.[246]

Donald Trump's association with conservative media

Rather than associate with the leftist mainstream media, Trump has associated himself with the conservative media, particularly Fox News.[247] In April 2017, President Trump hosted a media briefing exclusively for conservative media outlets.[248]

See also

Further reading

Notes

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