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Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:25 PM

Study: negative media coverage of Clinton soared in the last two weeks of the campaign

Source: Vox

Ten of America’s most prominent media outlets ramped up their negative coverage of Hillary Clinton in the final two weeks of the presidential campaign while also writing fewer positive stories about her, according to a new report released today by Harvard University researchers.

From late September to the middle of October — around the time of the presidential debates — the ratio of critical coverage of Clinton was roughly three positive stories for every two negative ones.

But as the election headed to a close, that gap dramatically widened. In the final two weeks, there were closer to seven negative pieces about Clinton for every two positive pieces, according to the report from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy.

Of course, part of that change was driven by new facts on the ground — like the revelations about the FBI’s decision to briefly reopen an investigation into Clinton’s private email server, and the WikiLeaks disclosures — that Donald Trump voters may regard as legitimate reasons for more negative stories. But whatever the cause, according to the Harvard report, talk of Clinton’s alleged scandals hit their peak right before Election Day.

Read more: http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/12/7/13872580/media-coverage-presidential-election



New study from Harvard confirms how the election was corrupted by a combination of FBI meddling in the election along with Russian sourced disclosures to wikileaks.

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Reply Study: negative media coverage of Clinton soared in the last two weeks of the campaign (Original post)
TomCADem Dec 2016 OP
doc03 Dec 2016 #1
raging moderate Dec 2016 #2
napi21 Dec 2016 #3
Hortensis Dec 2016 #23
still_one Dec 2016 #4
world wide wally Dec 2016 #9
still_one Dec 2016 #12
NRaleighLiberal Dec 2016 #5
StevieM Dec 2016 #6
TomCADem Dec 2016 #8
La Lioness Priyanka Dec 2016 #13
uponit7771 Dec 2016 #22
moondust Dec 2016 #7
joewicker_TX Dec 2016 #10
shadowmayor Dec 2016 #11
andym Dec 2016 #14
Mr. Sparkle Dec 2016 #15
riversedge Dec 2016 #16
Paladin Dec 2016 #17
Kolesar Dec 2016 #18
YOHABLO Dec 2016 #19
killbotfactory Dec 2016 #20
graegoyle Dec 2016 #24
orleans Dec 2016 #21

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:27 PM

1. That was obvious nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:30 PM

2. This was orchestrated.

There is nothing Hillary and Bill have been accused of that Donald Trump has not been accused of. And there is far more proof that he has actually done them. And worse. But most people don't know that.

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Response to raging moderate (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:35 PM

3. Te difference is the Cliintons were accused, the Con was actually guilty. nt

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Response to raging moderate (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 05:13 PM

23. Looking at all that has happened, I'm sure it was.

Oh, much of the media was just following the groupthink, safety and comfort always found inside in the middle. But, we know the Koch alliance and others of their ilk were busy orchestrating this win from the background. Of course, colluders within the MSM were working with them.

Names can't be proven, now anyway, but patterns are there in cable network coverage, major newspapers, etc. The timing on this graph. The scope and timing of the AP's astounding lie that blanketed the entire nation and drew worldwide condemnation (but it wasn't the only one, just the biggest) suggests it was just another piece of comeyism--a major betrayal of trust. I

In addition to MSM agents, vicious anti-H lies were published in many media targeting an incredible range of groups. I'm remembering Anonymous for its string of incredibly vicious lies about Hillary, claiming to have uncovered the truth about her "Undeniable Ties to Terrorists," her as "Root of All Corruption," her "Lying for 12 Minutes straight," and many others. They made her sound like a female Satan, but like Wickileaks no evidence was ever forthcoming. But that wasn't needed.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:45 PM

4. No kidding. It started when MSNBC first LIED about the Comey letter to the republicans

in congress by stating in "breaking news, that the email investigation had been reopened", and than parading every right wing politician across their screen to propagate the lie.

Other networks were pushing the same bullshit, and adding more lies, such as "an indictment was pending on the Clinton Foundation"

Yes, it did affect the results.

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Response to still_one (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 11:43 PM

9. That is the last 11 days to be exact

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 12:40 AM

12. yup

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:53 PM

5. water is wet. just so obvious. Media owned by wealthy right wingers. THIS is our big issue!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 11:04 PM

6. If we had nominated Sanders or O'Malley the GOP would have made up fake scandals against them,

and also gotten James Comey and the FBI to investigate.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 11:07 PM

8. Even More Likely, Trump's Russian Friends Would Hack and Leak Bernie Campaign Emails...

...and the media would have a field day with any email in which Hillary Clinton or her supporters were portrayed in less than flattering terms.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 01:08 AM

13. Yup.

 

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Response to StevieM (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 04:10 PM

22. +1

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 11:06 PM

7. Media like new shiny things to cover.

They've covered the Clintons from every angle for 25 years. Now they've got a lot of new players and policies to keep their talkers talking (so they don't have to pay more reporters to go out and cover real news around the world).

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 11:51 PM

10. But the GOP

Will continue to spread the bullshit lie of the "Liberal Media bias" and the ignorant lemmings will continue to believe and preach it.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 12:27 AM

11. The Fawning Corporate Media strikes again!

Les Moonves said straight up that STFU Donnie was good for business. Why would he skewer his golden goose?

Fuck the media and a special fuck you to the "liberal" side of the media aisle that give nothing but breathless coverage to every move STfU Donnie made. What an atrocious spectacle.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 01:35 AM

14. Clinton lost the Presidency just because of the negative stories about FBI and the email server

and it is completely unsurprising that the news stories were unfavorable thanks to Comey.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:04 AM

15. The media were played this election.

i dont think they have a clue what they are up against

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:39 AM

16. Nice to see a study confirm what we lived through-saw, and heard.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:04 AM

17. Brought to us by the Bureau Of Painfully Obvious Facts. (nt)

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:38 AM

18. And Fat Bastard chewed out CNN and the other media execs one week after the election

I don't get it.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 12:12 PM

19. So what % was manipulation by the FBI vs Russian?

 

There's a whole lot out there that the public is clueless about and the powers that be are determined to keep it that way. Why isn't there a full investigation going on now? This should be a heightened security risk. We're so f 'd in this country.
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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 12:43 PM

20. Trump had months of negative coverage right up to the election

And the day before the election everyone in the media was crowing about how he was sure to lose.

The Hillary landslide narrative they promoted probably hurt turnout more than the fake scandals they parroted.

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Response to killbotfactory (Reply #20)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:21 PM

24. Really?

Trump's negatives were seen as positive characteristics by his supporters. The negative coverage of Hillary had a SUPPRESSIVE effect on those who would have supported her. The media has been giving negative coverage of Hillary FOR DECADES, but she is still popular.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:07 PM

21. thank you liberal fucking media

grrrrr

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