Monday, May 22, 2017

Fake Bias

When fake news fakes its own data:
According to the study, 52 percent of Fox News’ Trump coverage over his first 100 days as president was negative, while 48 percent was positive. It’s a far cry from CNN, NBC News and ABC News, which covered Trump negatively more than 90 percent of the time.

But if you happened to be watching CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday, you might think that Fox News covered Trump in an overwhelmingly positive fashion while outlets such as NBC News and CNN painted Trump in a much more favorable light than The New York Times or Washington Post.

That’s because, as the Daily Caller first reported, “Reliable Sources,” which advertises itself as “telling the story behind the story,” used the wrong data chart when reporting on the study during its Sunday show.

Not only did they use the wrong chart, but the show used a chart that gave viewers the impression that Fox News was overly biased in favor of Trump by covering Trump positively 67 percent of the time.

They even titled their chart, “Fox News Only Outlet With Overwhelmingly Positive Coverage.”
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