Shocking (NOT!) Study Shows How Media Coverage Shifted on Trump

This should be shocking to absolutely no one. The Democrat Media Complex got their man, the only “Republican,” a lifelong New York liberal, who had the worst chance of defeating Hillary Clinton.

They promoted the hell out of Trump during the GOP primary, realizing that every single solitary negative (and false) stereotype Democrats have of Republicans is exemplified in bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor Donald Trump (racist, bigoted, greedy, uncaring, moronic, etc.).

Well, guess what? The party is over. It’s the general election now (unless Trump is thrown out at the convention in favor of a sane conservative candidate who can win) and he’s running against a fellow Democrat — except she’s the real kind.

The Washington Examiner reports:

A new report from Harvard University says press coverage of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign become progressively more negative as Trump built a lead in the Republican primaries — and soared after Trump clinched the GOP nomination.

A graph in the report from the Shorenstein Center of Media, Politics and Public Policy forms an almost perfect “X,” as Trump coverage went from 57 percent positive and 43 percent negative during the early Republican primaries to 61 percent negative and 39 percent positive after Trump defeated his last Republican rivals.

“The tone of Trump’s press coverage during the last month of the primaries was negative,” writes scholar Thomas Patterson. “The mostly favorable coverage he had received earlier in the primary season had turned sharply downward. Negative statements about his candidacy outnumbered positive statements by 61 percent to 39 percent. His coverage was more negative than that of any other victorious candidate of either party at any stage of the primaries.”

And every negative Hillary Clinton has (corrupt, greedy, a liar, power-hungry) is replicated in Donald Trump, making it virtually impossible for him to defeat her, as terrible as she is.

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I recall about a thousand times where Trump cultists were mesmerized over their orange god’s masterful, almost mythical ability to handle the media — the unique ability to garner positive press no matter what.

It was a clever ruse by the media to keep a solid conservative like Ted Cruz from becoming the GOP nominee and it worked thanks to Trump’s brainless followers.

Shame on Trump’s useful idiot sycophantic supporters to not only being duped by this con man, but by getting hoodwinked again by the leftstream media, as well as “conservative” media like FOX News (Sean Hannity, Eric Bolling, Greta, etc.), Drudge, Breitbart (now Trumpbart) and the rest of the Trump Cult water carriers.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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