Prejudicial reporting. The U.S. media’s coverage of the president has been fueled by partisan and biased perceptions of him, asserts Jennifer Harper of the Washington Times. One poll indicates that 80% of print and broadcast media depicted Trump in a negative way during his first 100 days in office. Not a single major topic was covered more positively than negatively. The mainstream media is benefiting from its constant pessimistic rhetoric with higher ratings. News outlets have embraced the combative political dialogue to rant about a president whom they didn’t like from the get-go.
His own doing. Media coverage of Trump not always showing him in a positive light isn’t because of favoritism but Trump’s own antagonistic actions and blunders, suggests Mark Joyella of Forbes. The tone of stories about the president being negative doesn’t mean there is a bias against him. Headlines about his failures, such as falling approval ratings or not getting enough votes for his health care plan, while unfavorable, do reflect reality. Additionally, Trump receiving around three times the coverage of his recent predecessors doesn’t mean anything besides his behavior being particularly newsworthy.