The folks at Media Research Center have completed an analysis of media coverage of the midterm elections and it confirms what we’ve all seen with our own two eyes. Republican candidates – especially in battleground races, can’t get a fair shake from the major network TV coverage. Here is what the study found:
“Most of this year’s discussion centered on four candidates: Republicans Herschel Walker, Mehmet Oz, and Kari Lake, and Democrat John Fetterman. Fetterman’s bad press (81% negative, mostly comments panning his dreadful debate performance) was the worst of any Democrat, but it was better than any of the top Republicans. His Senate rival, Oz, was hit with 82 percent negative press, while Georgia’s Herschel Walker was slammed with 50 negative statements vs. six positive ones, an 89 percent negative spin.”
The study does show that the media has been tough on Biden and some Democrats. But the daggers have been mostly out for GOP candidates.
Most abused has been Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake. MRC found that 100% of the coverage about her was negative. Now we are the first people to admit that the Republican candidates are not a gang of Mother Teresas. But they couldn’t find even one positive thing to say about Kari lake? How about that she supports school choice for all minority kids and parents?