The press had launched an all-out effort to defeat Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
And after his election win, they settled into the role of partisan opponents.
Members of the media try to deny these claims and cling to credibility.
But one new poll spells really bad news for the so-called “mainstream” media.
Donald Trump tweeted that fake news media is the enemy of the American people.
He’s also regularly called out biased media outlets on twitter.
FAKE NEWS media knowingly doesn’t tell the truth. A great danger to our country. The failing @nytimes has become a joke. Likewise @CNN. Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017
The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
This followed chief strategist Steve Bannon labeling the press as the opposition party.
The media has tried to maintain they aren’t at war with Trump, nor is their overwhelmingly negative coverage of the new administration out of bias.
However, an IBD/TIPP poll reveals the American people do not believe these claims.
54 percent of respondents believe the media has assumed the role of opposition party.
And 55 percent are sick of the media’s negative coverage.
Breitbart reports on the poll:
“A majority of Americans believe the establishment media is acting as the primary political opponent to President Donald Trump, according to a new poll by TIPP.
Fifty-five percent of the public told TIPP that they are “weary from the media’s persistently negative coverage of President Trump,” and 54 percent say the news media “has assumed the role of the opposition party, constantly opposing the president and his policies at every turn,” according to an article in Investors Business Daily, which sponsored the TIPP poll.
The result supports the argument by Steve Bannon, Trump’s strategist, who described the establishment media in January as “the opposition party.”
According to IBD;
Not surprisingly, Republicans overwhelmingly hold these views (88% say they’re tired of the [media’s] relentless negativity), but the media’s attacks are also turning off independents (55% of whom say they’re weary of the negative coverage) and moderates (54% of whom are weary). Most also believe that the press has assumed the role of the opposition party.”
The American people – and Trump – are reacting to the simple fact that the media is relentless in their hatred of Trump, and shapes their coverage of him in the most negative light possible.
In fact, a study by watchdog group The Media Research Center found that 88 percent of the coverage on Trump’s first month in office was considered hostile.
This was despite Trump fulfilling major campaign promises and his voters overwhelmingly supporting his policies.
The media and its members of the press are living in total denial if they continue to believe – and claim – that they are not anti-Trump activists assuming the role of opposition party.