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Surprise! MSNBC More Negative Towards Obama Than FoxNews

Several months ago, President Obama said:

If everybody here turned off your CNN, your Fox, just turn off the TV, MSNBC, blogs, and just go talk to folks out there, instead of being in this echo chamber where the topic is constantly politics. The topic is politics. It is much more difficult to get a conversation focused on how are we going to help people, than a conversation about ‘how is this going to help or hurt somebody politically?’ and that’s part of what the American people are just sick of.

Everyone knows that FoxNews constantly attacks the president with negative attacks while CNN and MSNBC are “in the tank”, right?

Well, not exactly. It would appear that the conventional “wisdom” about media bias is in direct conflict with the truth.

In the past 90 days, FoxNews has run 2,064 stories about President Obama, 46% were (overall) positive and 53% overall negative. The ratio of Positive to Negative stories is -7%.  Fair and Balanced? Not exactly balanced, but far closer than the left would have us believe.

The real shocker is that MSNBC, who most believe would never run a negative story about their President is, well, not as in the tank as the President would like them to be.

During the past 90 days, MSNBC has run a total of 1,193 stories about Obama with only 44% being positive while 55% were negative towards the President. The positive to negative ratio is -11%!

So, it turns out that Fox is not quite the anti-Obama outlet that the left pretends they are, and MSNBC is not as pro-Obama as the right believes, either.

So, during the past 90 days, who are the truly balanced media outlets?

Well, The Wall Street Journal ran 50% positive and 50% negative stories on Obama. You know, the Conservative Wall Street Journal.

Others that were nearly balanced:

The Los Angeles Times rings in at -1% negative, while The New York Times, NPR and the Chicago Tribune were just 1% favorable towards Obama.

So, who were the most positive and most negative news outlets during the past 90 days (and most biased news sources)?

USA Today (also called McPaper by most travelers) gushed about the President a net 12% more, which makes them the winner of the Obama “Most Favored Paper” Award.

The media outlets with the least favorable reports towards Obama  are a tie at a stunning -16% (negative ratio). It seems Reuters and ABC News are not so much adoring Obama fans anymore.

While the ratio of positive to negative Obama stories over the past 90 days shows a media that is fairly close to balanced, this week has been an especially gushing performance for Obama by the most unbalanced media outlet over the past 90 days, USA Today, who have managed to promote Obama an astonishing 71% of the time!

At the anti-Obama end of the spectrum for the past week, NPR has “dissed” Obama 57% of the time.

How did FoxNews and MSNBC do over the past week? Both showed Obama the love with FoxNews running 55% positive news on Obama and MSNBC 53% positive.

So, the shocking video below (and quoted above) is not really all that shocking when you know the polls. While Obama wants people to turn off Cable News, he is OK with NPR and Newspapers – especially USA Today.

Source: Rasmussen Reports

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About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

3 Responses to “Surprise! MSNBC More Negative Towards Obama Than FoxNews”

  1. jason says:

    Obama doesn’t have the first idea about what religious freedom means. Take Islam for example. The entire religion, and culture that surrounds it is oppressive and bigoted – to women, to anyone of another religious belief, to anyone who doesn’t follow its tenets. And this a**wipe “president” of ours insists on defending an imam who has excoriated America and American people – similar to the Irreverend Wright.

  2. First of all – I hope it does cause MLB some major angst. Their role in all of this is significant. Selig should be forced to step down. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE knew what was going on. And rather than confront it Selig and his merry band of synchophants decided to ignore it. Ignore it as Bonds heads swelled to gargantuan proportions. Clemons is a major league tool and frankly deserves what he’s about to get……🙂

  3. You made some good points there. I did a search on the topic and found that I agree with your blog more.

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    Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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