Harvard Study Confirms The Media Tore Down Clinton, Built Up Trump And
by Carter Maness June 16, 2016
It’s no secret that, from the moment she announced her candidacy back in April
2015, Hillary Clinton has been bludgeoned by negative media coverage. The email
server; the Wall Street speaking fees; the attacks from both Trump and Sanders. I’ve debated with people who legitimately fear she will be imprisoned before the
election. Some, despite the venomous dismissal of my rolling eyes, have called
her a murderer. Others: an old woman, a plutocrat, a crook, abused by her husband, no backbone to speak of. But if you’ve suspected that there’s a reason people are saying these things—perhaps parroting disproportionately negative stories they’ve consumed in the media over the past year-and-a-half—it turns out you’re right.
A new report released this week by Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy found Clinton has received far more negative coverage than any other candidate in the race thus far. The study was based on an analysis of news statements from CBS, Fox, the Los Angeles Times, NBC, the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.