Outrageous Harvard Study: 80% of Trump Coverage Was Negative During First 100 Days
A new Harvard study calculated that no less than 80 percent of the media's coverage of President Trump during his first 100 days was unfavorable.
The Trump administration is "setting a new standard for unfavorable press coverage of a president," according to a new study by professor of government and the press Thomas E. Patterson at the Harvard Kennedy School and Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.
The study looked at cable news outlets CNN, CBS, Fox News and NBC, the Financial Times and BBC in the UK, and ARD in Germany, as well as print versions of The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.
Coverage of Trump was almost constant, taking up up 41 percent of all coverage, three times as much as former presidents received.
Trump has slammed the media since the beginning of his campaign. Earlier this week he stated that "no politician in history" has been treated worse.
"The sheer level of negative coverage gives weight to Trump’s contention, one shared by his core constituency, that the media are hellbent on destroying his presidency," wrote Patterson.
On "The Fox News Specialists," Bernard McGuirk said this overwhelmingly negative coverage of Trump is "disgusting," but it's not surprising.
"They're rabid. They're shrill. They're in a feeding frenzy. They're unhinged," McGuirk said.
"CNN has some amazing journalists," Eric Bolling acknowledged. "But they're coming in at 92, 93 percent [negative]."
Eboni Williams said this media bias puts an "unfair burden" on the American people, as they now have to vet everything themselves.
See more reaction from "The Specialists" above.