Study: Mainstream Media Largely Ignores Walmart Tax Cut Bonuses
The mainstream media spent extensive time covering President Trump's comment about "s***hole countries" while largely ignoring Walmart's plan to boost pay and give a one-time $1,000 bonus to workers, according to data from the Media Research Center.
The evening and morning newscasts on NBC News, CBS News and ABC News on Thursday night and Friday morning spent nearly 33 minutes on Trump's controversial immigration comments, compared with five minutes on Walmart's bonuses following the Republican tax cut legislation.
Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, said on "Your World" that the economy is booming and the tax reform bill is a huge success, but the media is not dedicating much time to that story because of anti-Trump bias.
"They loathe this man," Bozell said. "If he finds the cure for cancer, they'll attack him for not curing AIDS. There is nothing this man can do that they're going to give him credit for."
He said if former President Obama's tax policies resulted in companies offering bonuses, pay raises and other benefits to employees, the media would be celebrating his achievement.
"They're not really telling the story of what's going on in this country," Bozell said. "This is huge, what's happening."
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