Cable news network CNN was once a most trusted name in news, but these days it has become little else but a partisan attack dog obsessed with slamming Donald Trump for everything and anything. And the statistics now prove this to be a fact.
A new review of CNN’s coverage by the Media Research Center reveals the truth that CNN is nothing but a parade of one Trump-bashing “expert” after another attacking the president in every way possible.
The MRC study found just how obsessed with Trump CNN has become.
After excluding commercials, teases and promos, our analysts found 13 hours, 27 minutes of actual news coverage, an average of just over 40 minutes per hour. Of that, a whopping 92 percent (12 hours, 19 minutes) was devoted to the Trump presidency, with a mere 68 minutes — a little more than three minutes per hour — devoted to all of the other news of the day.
CNN has always claimed it reports right down the middle and presents its audience with both sides of every issue. But that practice has apparently been thrown out the window because a deeper look at CNN’s lopsided coverage shows how far CNN has gone into anti-Trump hysteria.
For instance, the MRC found that CNN’s guest list is heavy with anti-Trumpers. In fact, “heavy with” is an understatement:
As MRC noted:
“The vast majority of all of CNN’s guests that day (96, or 78% of the total) were Trump critics, compared to a handful of pro-Trump guests (just seven, or 6% of the total). Another 13 guests were neutral, and seven offered mixed assessments of the administration.”
CNN’s own so-called “journalists” were no better.
The imbalance in guests was amplified by the frequent editorializing of CNN’s own hosts and anchors. During the 7am hour of New Day, host Chris Cuomo referred to clips of White House officials struggling to explain the decision to fire Comey as “the mendacity montage, because it’s just filled with lies.”
Opening his noon-hour Inside Politics, CNN host John King hyped that the “initial White House account of how and why Comey was fired lies in shambles, reduced to a heap of falsehoods.”
And these were just a few examples. The evidence of how unhinged CNN has become goes on and on.
Fortunately, it doesn’t seem this wave of hate is getting the president down. In comments to cadets of the Coast Guard today, Trump said “No politician in history… has been treated worse or more unfairly.” But he went on to insist:
Never, ever, ever give up. Things will work out just fine. Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media. No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly. You can’t let them get you down. You can’t let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams
This is the sort of stuff that drives the liberal media crazy. For all their efforts to destroy him, Trump keeps cheerfully forging ahead.