June 14, 2016

NOT AS MUCH FUN ONCE THE WORM TURNS:

News coverage of campaign greatly aided Trump and hurt Clinton, study finds (David Lauter. 6/14/16, LA Times)
 
News coverage of the early months of the presidential campaign strongly boosted Donald Trump's bid and put Hillary Clinton at a disadvantage, according to a new study from Harvard that is likely to add to the heavy volume of complaints that the media aided Trump's rise.

From the time he announced his run in mid-June 2015 to the end of the year, Trump received about one-third of all coverage of the Republican race among 17 candidates, according to the study by Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy that examined all stories on the campaign from eight major television and print news outlets, including The Times.

And although Trump has loudly objected since early in his campaign to coverage he deemed unfair - he announced Monday that he was banning the Washington Post from his campaign events, the latest in a line of more than half a dozen organizations to be frozen out - his coverage during 2015 was overwhelmingly favorable, the study found. 

Donald Trump bans Washington Post from officially covering his campaign (Associated Press, 14 June 2016)

Donald Trump's presidential campaign has revoked credentials provided to the Washington Post after the presumptive nominee deemed their coverage of the election race "inaccurate".

Trump wrote on his Facebook page: "Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post."

Posted by at June 14, 2016 8:18 PM

  

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