During his 2016 Presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to hold the media responsible for their "dishonest" reporting. And the American people agree. In fact 77% said that news networks and newspapers were involved in "fake news." And it is easy to see why.
Study after study shows the media to be unprecedently biased against Donald Trump:
-1: The Center for Public Integrity found that 19 out of every 20 (96%) campaign dollars donated by the media was given to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
-2: A scientific algorithm using an unbiased computer confirmed liberal media bias.
-3: A research poll conducted by journalism professors at Indiana University showed only 7% of journalists identify as Republicans. And also showed self-proclaimed Democratic journalists outnumber Republicans by 4-to-1.
-4: Media Research Center showed President Trump getting 89% of negative coverage.
-5: Harvard University (known to have liberal views) came out with a major study that proved the media had an overwhelming 93% negative coverage on President Trump in his first 100 days in office. Some networks had a shocking 98% of negative coverage against Trump. Fox News was the most fair and balanced.
-6: A wide-reaching study from the Media Research Center found 91 % of the recent coverage was negative against Trump.
-7: A Pew Research Center study showed only 5% of news reports cover President Trump in positive matter, the most negative presidential coverage in 25 years.
-8: Liberal ex President Jimmy Carter said “I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about.”
-9: The latest study by the Media Research Center show that coverage of Trump on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts was more than 90% negative.
-10: Another Pew Research Center came out with a poll showing Trump receiving three times more negative coverage than for Obama. And just 5% positive for President Trump.
-11: Another study by the Media Research Center looked at all broadcast evening news coverage of the President from January 1 through April 30 2018, and again found 90% of the evaluative comments about Trump were negative
-12: An independent study by PJ Media proved that 96% of Google search results for "Trump News" are from liberal media outlets.
-13: The researchers for CanIRank concluded Google is bias in search results with 40% leaning left or liberal.
-14: A study written by Columbia University PhD candidate Efrat Nechushtai and University of Oregon Shirley Papé Chair in Emerging Media chair Seth Lewis showed five liberal news organizations “alone” made up 49% of the total "news" Google searches. The five were The New York Times, CNN, Politico, The Washington Post and HuffPost.
-15: The Media Research Center came out with yet another new study. The broadcast networks have continued to pound Donald Trump and his team with the most hostile coverage of a President in TV news history — 92 % negative, vs. just eight % positive.
With those atsonishingly biased numbers is there any surprise that President Trump tweets the way he does to defend himself and his agenda? Lets take a look at some stories that earned the mainstream media the "fake news" nickname:
* UPDATE: The media is finally being held accountable for their fake news stories. The following lawsuits are now happening:
-3/15/19: The Washington Post was sued $250 million defamation by Covington Catholic High School students.
-3/19: Twitter is being sued $250 million by California GOP Rep. Devin Nunes for "shadow-banning conservatives" and systematically censoring opposing viewpoints.
-10/30/16: Media reported that the stock market would "tank" if Trump won the Presidency. Their fake reporting was quickly proven untrue after the stock market hit over 80 new record highs during Trump's first two years in office and continue to do so.
-2/16/17: Mainstream media reported the illegal immigration raids under President Trump's executive order was targeting "innocent immigrants." However much of the media failed to mention the raids consisted of approximately three-fourths (75%) of the 680 arrested having prior criminal convictions. The mainstream media also failed to mention that a record number of people were deported during Obama's tenure as President. Although the Obama administration kept letting them back in like a revolving door.
-Media reporting that Donald Trump did not pay income taxes. However it turned out that Donald Trump paid $38 million in income taxes in 2005 alone. In fact Donald Trump paid a higher tax rate than Obama and Bernie Sanders that year. He also paid millions in property taxes.
-Media falsely accusing, then GOP Presidential candidate, Donald Trump of mocking the disability of a reporter. They conveniently failed to report Trump's history of making that same hand gesture for years when addressing several different people, including himself. Although in hindsight Donald Trump should have chosen a different method than his usual hand gesture mocking when speaking about reporter Serge Kovaleski. What made the media even look more biased and fake in the eyes of many was the fact that the mainstream media did not seem to care when President Obama mocked the disabled Special Olympics.
- Early 2017: Once Donald Trump won the presidential election, the media seemed to seek out stories that Trump supporters had committed "hate crimes" against others. Turns out most of those stories were exaggerations, not related to Trump, or just plain lies. Here is an ongoing list of false reports of hate crimes in America.
-The media consistently reported fake news about Trump supporters acting violent during Donald Trump's rallies. But the facts prove just the opposite:
1: It was actually the liberal anarchists who were getting paid by powerful Democrat supporters such as George Soros to riot and disrupt the Trump rallies, including the fiasco in Chicago.
2: A sting video proved a DNC organization was paying and providing anti Trump antagonists across the country.
3: Other several cases showed liberals attacking police horses
4: Liberal protesters also shown burning down buildings and other property.
5: Even firebombing a local GOP office.
6: Liberal groups have also made college campuses virtually no-go zones for conservatives.
7: There have been a "mindblowing" list of attacks against conservatives by unhinged liberals.
It should be noted there are no cases documenting Trump supporters hurting horses, firebombing offices or burning down buildings and property. So far 212 anti-Trump rioters were arrested for felony rioting during President Trump’s inauguration and faced more than the 10 years in prison and $25,000 fines.
11/15/16: After Trump’s electoral victory on November 8, rumors began circulating that multiple transgender teenagers had killed themselves in response to the election results.
1/10/17: CNN chose to report about a scandalous tale of a Machiavellian Russian plot to blackmail Trump based on an utterly unsubstantiated 35-page report by a former intelligence source (who has since been named). The story began to collapse the second it went up and within two days had fully imploded.
1/20/17: Time Magazine reporter reported that the Martin Luther King Jr. bust had been removed from the Oval Office by President Trump. Zeke Miller later apologized after the President corrected his fake report. Turned out the bust was never removed.
2/3/17: At the start of February, which is Black History Month, Trump proclaimed the month “National African American History Month.” TMZ claimed that a “senior administration official” said that Trump believed the term “black” to be outdated. The problem? It’s just not true. President Obama, for example, declared February “National African American History Month” as well. TMZ quickly updated their piece to fix their embarrassing error.
2/3/17: A Fox affiliate station out of Detroit reported that “A local business owner who flew to Iraq to bring his mother back home to the US for medical treatment said she was blocked from returning home under President Trump’s ban on immigration and travel from seven predominately Muslim nations. He said that while she was waiting for approval to fly home, she died from an illness.” The problem? It was fake news. The Fox affiliate hadn’t bothered to do the necessary research to disprove the man’s account.
2/13/17: Several journalists ran with reports suggesting, and alleging outright, that the American Olympian, Ibtihaj Muhammad was "detained because of President Trump's travel ban." However it was later proved that she was detained during President Obama's tenure.
2/14/17: Both the New York Times and Newsmax reported on a fake Twitter account,erroneously quoting the account's claim about Trump's pick for national security advisor Michael Flynn.
2/17/17: The Associated Press fakely reported President Trump was considering deploying approximately 100,000 National Guard units to round up illegal immigrants.
2/22/17: Controlling "exactly what people think" is the job of the media, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski boldly declared.
2/23/17: Project Veritas released over 200 hours of audio that exposed media malfeasance within CNN.
2/24/17: Media falsely reported that Trump supporters were waving Russian flags at the CPAC convention. It turned out to be a prank orchestrated by two left-wing activists who are both associated with the protest group Americans Take Action. They were quickly ejected.
3/3/17: Former journalist Juan Thompson was arrested on federal cyberstalking charges after the FBI traced multiple bomb threats against Jewish community centers and the Anti-Defamation League to the St. Louis native. Astoundingly his journalism work included blogs and tweets that called President Trump such names as "Hitler", "coward" and "incompetent".
3/8/17: Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary under President Barack Obama, said the media is overly sensitive. "Journalism, for an institution that is focused on critiquing people in power, is remarkably thin-skinned."
3/14/17: The media outrage over the Trump administration’s decision to fire 46 federal prosecutors landed with a thud. They were quickly reminded that former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama had done the same thing.
3/17/17: Veteran Democratic operative and former DNC interim chairperson Donna Brazile finally admitted that she used her former position as a CNN commentator to relay questions ahead of debates to Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary.
3/17/17: Media lashed out at President Trump for being heartless, among other things because they claimed his budget cut funding from Meals on Wheels. Well, not really. The fact is that only 3% of the Meals on Wheels budget nationally comes from the federal government. And only a portion of that 3% comes from the Community Development Block Grant that Trump cut. This grant is a federal boondoggle that’s largely been used for waste and fraud. It costs $3 billion per year. “The Federal Government has spent over $150 billion on this block grant since its inception in 1974, but the program is not well-targeted to the poorest populations and has not demonstrated results". So there you have it. The media fakely reporting that President Trump cut funding to Meals on Wheels.
3/22/17: Mainstream media reporting fakes news that there was no evidence of President Trump being wired tapped by the previous Obama administration. They even went so far to call it a conspiracy theory. However House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes revealed that communications of President Donald Trump and associates may have been picked up after the election by intelligence agencies conducting surveillance of foreign targets. In fact it was reported that one of Obama's top administration members, Susan Rice, (ex National Security Advisor) could be facing criminal charges for unmasking the names of Trump transition team members from surveillance of foreign officials.
3/29/17: Much of the mainstream and online media fakely reported that President Trump "erased LGBTQ people" from the US Census. But the fact is the Census has never includedquestions about sexual orientation and gender identity in its surveys. It onlys surveys gender, age, race, ethnicity, relationship and homeownership status. And that is the way it should stay. Why would anyone care what another's sexual orientation is?
4/20/17: New England Patriots calls out the The New York Times for a fake news tweet. NY Times jumped a bit too fast and faced some backlash because of it. The issue came about when the sports section shared this picture showing an apparent discrepancy between the size of the Patriots crowd in its 2015 visit (Obama Presidency) to the White House vs. its 2017 (Trump Presidency) visit.
5/8/17: A viral video that purportedly showed a young girl telling President Trump he's a "disgrace" had hundreds of thousands of retweets on Twitter....but it was fake. A clip from the Comedy Central series "The President Show" was shared by hundreds of thousands of people on social media. The clip showed a Trump impersonator and show host Anthony Atamanuik from behind and is cropped to hide Comedy Central's logo. The impersonation fooled thousands of Twitter users, who angrily responded to the fake Trump's words.
5/12/17: Anderson Cooper of CNN, who fakely claims to be unbiased, was caught rolling his eyes during a live television interview with Kellyanne Conway (President Trump's former campaign manager and current Counselor to Donald Trump.)
5/13/17: MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski didn't hold back with her biased political views when saying “You’ve got to stop putting Kellyanne on the air,” Brzezinski said, addressing CNN. “It’s politics porn. You’re just getting your little ratings crack, OK, but it’s disgusting.”
5/24/17: David Brock, found of Media Matters, gathered over 100 liberal donors at a high end resort in Florida to plan their attack of how to “kick Donald Trump’s ass.”
6/4/17: A video released a day after the Islamic terror attacks in London show a CNN crew staging a fake scene with Muslims holding signs saying “ISIS Will Lose.”
6/5/17: Yahoo posted a misleading, fake article headline stating "14 arrested, weapons seized at protest of pro-Trump rally in Portland." However, the problem with this headline is that all of the 14 arrested were anti-Trump, liberal anarchists that came to the pro Trump rally to cause trouble.
6/8/17: CNN fakely reported that former FBI director (fired by President Trump) would dispute Trump's claim that Comey stated on three different ocassions Trump was never under investigation. That story was debunked the same day when Comey’s prepared remarks were released to the public, showing that Comey would actually confirm, rather than refute, Trump’s assertion. CNN had to issue a correction.
6/8/17: Former FBI Director James Comey (fired by President Trump) said the New York Times reporting on President Donald Trump colluding with the Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign was “not true.”. It turned out NY Times fakely reported that story.
6/8/17: Ex-FBI chief Comey (fired by President Trump) stated, while testifying under oath, that many of the news stories about Russia are "just dead wrong".
6/15/17: The New York Times published a fake news editorial that linked the 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords in Tucson, Ariz., to a fund-raising email by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. The Times did not offer an apology after making a "correction" due to many complaints.
6/15/17: A plethora of media outlets fakely reported "Trump cancels whale and sea turtle protections." First off it was merely a proposal under President Obama that was never put in place. The fact is Trump actually had nothing to do with the decision not to move forward - it was a decision made by NOAA, for which Trump had yet to hire a director. This decision was based on a cost-benefit analysis by NOAA of the effectiveness of existing protections versus the perceived economic strain to fisheries were the additional protection mandated. Efforts to reduce whale and turtle bycatch has reduced associated deaths of these creatures to about 1% per year, and the protection would have mandated that a fishery must close for a certain amount of time if 2 or more were caught.
6/24/17: CNN deletes and retracts fake story linking Trump and Russia. CNN published a potentially explosive report involving an investigation of a Russian investment fund with potential ties to several associates of President Donald Trump. But the next moring, the story was removed from CNN’s website and all links were scrubbed from the network’s social media accounts. In fact three of CNN's employees was forced to resign after the debacle.
6/27/17: Unbeleivably CNN once again was caught reporting fake news. This time Jim Acosta tweeted that President Trump didn’t actually see Steve Scalise when he and Melania visited the hospital on the night of the shooting. However the problem was that Presidnet Trump did indeed visit Steve Scalise, the victim of a deranged left wing liberal shooter.
9/2/17: CNN keeping consistent with their fake new reports, again uses Hurruicane Harvey to spread fake news. CNN's Zeleny said No "Empathy" from "Showman" Trump in his Texas visit and did not offer hugs, hope. However that could not be futher from the truth. President Trump recieved high praise from everyone across the board for being an effective leader during the crisis. Trump even visited the hurricane victim evacuees in Houston Texans stadium (his second trip to Texas for the hurricane) serving food, giving hugs and kisses and taking countless photos from the people. During his first visit (making sure not to to take away resources from the relief efforts) cheered on the Texan people, held up the Texan flag and told everyone he was 100% behind them.
9/29/17: CNN, unable to control the urges of reporting fake news, was at it again. This time CNN analyst Ana Navarro tweeted and then deleted a fake image of NBA star LeBron James wearing a shirt with the middle finger on it that referred to President Trump as a “son of a b---h”. She deleted the tweet after it had been shared and liked over 6,000 times and followed up with an apology.
9/29/17: CNN was one of several establishment media outlets to spread fake news about a new study on Russian influence efforts in the United States. CNN cited the study, from the Oxford Internet Institute, to show that fake news targeted swing states during election week. But the study didn’t show that, as The Daily Caller first reported. The study focused on “junk news,” not “fake news,” and then deliberately included conservative outlets like the Washington Examiner and Breitbart News in their definition of “fake news.” CNN and other outlets included none of those facts, portraying a misleading picture to the public.
10/6/17: New York Times columnist Paul Krugman tweeted then retracted a fake claim that cholera had been reported on Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Conservative websites, including Geraldo Rivera, came down hard on Krugman for his error, taking it as a case study of mainstream media spreading fake news.
10/6/17: CNN took the president’s words out of context by editing a video clip to make him appear ignorant of the fact that Japan makes cars in the United States. “Trump asks Japan to build cars in the U.S. It already does,” CNN Money’s Daniel Shane wrote. As The DC’s Alex Pfeiffer noted at the time, Trump’s full remarks — which Shane left out — clearly and obviously showed that Trump was aware of the fact that Japan makes cars in the U.S. His remark, which CNN took seriously, was clearly a joke.
10/12/17: NBC reported a fake story that President Trump wanted to drastically increase U.S. nuclear arsenal by "tenfold". “Frankly, it’s disgusting the press is able to write whatever it wants to write and people should look into it,” Trump told reporters. “I never discussed increasing [the nuclear arsenal]. That is fake news by NBC, which gives a lot of fake news recently.”
10/12/17: The mainstream media reported yet another fake story claiming that President Trump wanted to fire the White House chief of staff John Kelly. Trump responded by calling him "one of the finest men" he knows and condemning the "fake news" media for reporting that he may be fired. "The Fake News is at it again, this time trying to hurt one of the finest people I know, General John Kelly, by saying he will soon be fired. This story is totally made up by the dishonest media.The Chief is doing a FANTASTIC job for me and, more importantly, for the USA!" Trump said on Twitter.
10/19/17: The fake news just keeps coming. This time the media jumped on a fake claim by the extremely biased congresswoman Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) who has an anti militaryand anti Trump record. She purposedly and inaccuratley criticized President Trump for what he said in a phone call to the widow of a soldier killed in combat. The congresswoman secretly listened in on the phone call with a clear agenda. Her claim that President Trump made the call for any other reason than to comfort and console the family was inaccurate. The fact was that President Trump asked for advice from former General, and current White House Chief of Staff, General Kelly on what to say before making the phone call. President Trump took that advice and said part of what Kelly recommended. Trump also called three other families that same day who's soldiers were killed in the same combat. General Kelly (who lost a son in combat and never received a phone call from Obama) in a riveting press conference stated he was "absolutley stunned" and "heartbroken" that the "selfish" congresswoman would listen in on the "sacred" phone call made by Trump. Amazingly while congresswoman Frederica Wilson claimed Trump "did not know the widow's name" she went on to tweet the mispelling of the widow's name. Yes that actually happened. And lastly, no surprise to anyone, congresswoman Wilson, doing what Democrats and liberals do best, accused their opposition (the White House) as being "racist."
10/19/17: New York Times was exposed as senior home page editor, Des Shoe, admitted the company culture of blatant bias at NYT as "widely understood to be liberal-leaning...". A NYT journalists stated "if we write about him [Trump], and how insanely crazy he is...maybe people will read it and be like...we shouldn't vote for him." She also calls Trump an "oblivious idiot" and Pence "f***ing horrible."
11/1/17: Keither Olbermann a sports and political commentator and author of the book, "Trump is F*cking crazy" tweeted "Why do you separate yourself from the terrorists, Dondi? You and your family have done more damage to America than Bin Laden + ISIS combined."
11/6/17: Mainstream media, led by who else but CNN, reported a fake story on how President Trump decided to dump a whole box of fish food into a koi pond while on his 13-day Asia trip. The implication, of course, was that a graceless brute like Trump has no idea about foreign customs and/or cares about the environment. The problem was that the video was edited and in fact the Japan leader Shinzo Abe dumped his whole box of fish food first. Trump just followed his instructions.
11/27/17: MSNBC's "Morning Joe", one of President Trump's biggest and loudest critics, was caught red handed for a fake broadcast of their day after Thanksgiving show. The problem is that the show was taped before Thanksgiving.
12/2/:17: The relentless fake news media continues. This time causing the stock market to take a temporary 300 point dive. Brian Ross of ABC reported a fake story claiming Donald Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 Presidential Campaign. After being exposed, the story was eventually "corrected.' But it was too late. Brian Ross was suspended for his fake news report. He was eventually forced to leave the network.
12/5/17: The fake news media is working overtime to earn its name was caught yet again reporting another fake story. This time Reuters reported that Deutsche Bank had been subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller to provide information on President Trump's accounts. Reuters ended up retracting the story and taking down the content on their web page.
12/8/17: Incredibly CNN has done it again. Another fake story. They continue to arm Trump with new ammunition to launch another ‘fake news’ attack. The network said Trump had received email that offered hacked WikiLeaks files – but CNN got the date wrong and later was force to admit the material was already in the public sphere. CNN fakely reported that Donald Trump Jr. received an email on Sept. 4, 2016, that granted special access to WikiLeaks documents. The network said in an online article that the email had been “described to CNN by multiple sources.” But it was later proved that the email message was actually dated Sept. 14, 2016 — a difference that sets Trump Jr.’s receipt 10 days later.
12/9/17: Another day, another fake news story on President Trump. A Washington Post reporter on apologized for his “bad tweet” after President Trump called him out by name for posting a misleading photo about the crowd size during Trump's rally. “It was a bad tweet on my personal account, not a story for Washington Post,” the reporter, Dave Weigel, tweeted Saturday. “I deleted it after like 20 minutes. Very fair to call me out.” In a now-deleted tweet, Weigel, known for his humorous take on the news on Twitter, posted a photo of a half empty arena to mock Trump for saying Friday’s rally in Pensacola was “packed to the rafters.”
12/20/17: CNN has quietly walked back a fake "bombshell" story reporting on the Trump-Russia collusion narrative, and this time it was a story relating to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ security clearance forms.
12/27/17: Newsweek published a fake news headline that claimed First Lady Melania Trump demanded a historic Jackson magnolia tree be removed from the White House grounds. But it failed to mention that experts recommended the tree’s removal because it could fall down at any moment. The First Lady did order the historic tree to be removed, but only after specialists determined that it needed to be removed. The tree has long been supported by poles and wires and posed a hazard for anyone standing near it.
1/7/18: CNN'S (yes CNN again) Ana Navarro was caught editing out a woman in a photo to attack Trump tweeting "10 old straight white men." After getting called out she retweeted her admission of guilt.
1/12/18: MSNBC had to delete a tweet when getting caught making up a fake news story. After being exposed they tweeted an apology . When word broke that the U.S. ambassador to Panama quit, one MSNBC producer jumped to connect the dots to President Trump’s alleged profanity in a closed-door meeting.
Negative media coverage on President Trump
3/22/19: Undoubtedly the king of fake news stories is the "Trump/Russian Collusion" in which the media tried desperately to divert attention and cover up from the real Obama/Hillary/Comey Russian collusion. The mainstream media relentlessly reported the fake "Trump-Russian ties" for two years. However after two years of investigating by the 3 different committees no Trump Rusisian collusion was found.
1: The Special Counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller ended their 2 year exhaustive, comprehensive investigation and found no evidence of Trump Russian collusion. Nobody was indicted for Russian collusion or obstruction of justice.
3: The Senate Intelligence Committee investigation concluded no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia. Tthe committee staff has interviewed more than 200 witnesses from multiple countries and reviewed over 300,000 pages.
4: The FBI did a 9 month investigation on alleged Trump collusion before the special counsel was appointed and they found no evidence.
5: After the Inspector General 15 month, 532 page report a slew of FBI and DOJ top leaders have been fired and/or referred for criminal investigation after being exposed for anti Trump text messages and behavior.
6: A Washington DC judge has thrown out a lawsuit by the DNC donors and employees alleging the Trump campaign colluded with Russia and Wikileaks to publish hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee in 2016.
F: Anti Trump lead FBI investigator (who's anti Trump text messages were relased by the DOJ) testified before Congress that collusion was still unproven by time of Mueller's special counsel appointment by stating "I think this represents that even as far as May 2017, we still couldn't answer the question" she said.
G: There are now over 25 top DOJ and FBI officials that have been demoted and fired for their involvement.
4/14/19: This time the fake news story was echoed by top 2020 Democrat Presidential candidates. The media went wild after a video showed that President Trump referred to asylum seekers trying to gain entry into the U.S. as “animals.” The problem? The video was edited. The fact was that he responded to remarks about MS-13 gang members by referring to them as “animals.” As usual many ended up retracting and apologizing but only after the damage was already done.