By Newsbusters Staff
Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post at Newsbusters and is reposted with permission.
Making his latest appearance on the Fox Business Network’s Varney & Company, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell highlighted on Wednesday the bombshell study by Rich Noyes that found the network evening news coverage of President Trump has been 90 percent negative from September to November.
The appearance came just a few hours after the President himself tweeted about the study on the “Fake News Media” after hearing about it on FNC’s Fox and Friends. Trump’s tweet also occurred a day after Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders alluded to it in Tuesday’s press briefing.
Here’s the President’s full tweet:
After being introduced by Varney, Bozell explained how the numbers are crunched “month after month” dating back to the 2016 presidential campaign with “[t]he best month for President Trump was the honeymoon in January when it was only 89 percent negative and since then, every month, like clockwork it is either 90, 91 or 92 percent negative.”
“I’ll tell you, it is even worse than 90 percent negative, Stuart, because that 90, and if you look at that 90 percent what it doesn’t include the number of fake stories, false stories that have been done like the Brian Ross story that actually affected stock market. So, you’ve got fake stories within the negative coverage,” Bozell added.
Bozell then made a strong statement about how unusual the stories from ABC, CBS, and NBC have been (even for the liberal media):
“There’s no positive coverage of things like the economy, so it’s not just 90 percent negative. It is lack of anything that is positive about this President. We’ve never seen anything like it in the history of this organization.”