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Mainstream media and Donald Trump

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better intro and go to earlier formulation on Pheonix rally that covers how "many sides" was left out of Trump's remarks. I am open to further suggestions by anyone
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As with other conservatives, and likely more so, The relationship between the [[Mainstream Media]] has '''waged a war against United States President [[Mainstream media and Donald Trump]]'''. This has been to an extent probably not seen before, or at least problematic. On the one hand "the mainstream media consists of journalists reporting on what Trump supporters and critics say about various issues. Some people also factor in recent political historywhat the opinion columnists and editorial writers include. On the other hand, "the Donald Trump" viewpoint is also reflected by the White House communications office, other government spokesmen, various surrogates with talking points and Donald Trump himself. This article reports all views on their interactions.
According to the mainstream media, Donald Trump and his administration have "told many lies" since his inauguration.<ref>[http://www.mediaite.com/online/this-week-in-lies-alternative-facts-crowd-size-and-more/ This Week in Trump Administration Lies: ‘Alternative Facts,’ Crowd Size, and More]</ref> On January 22, the Mainstream media attacked Trump's counselor [[Kellyanne Conway]]’s "[[alternative facts]]" statement to do with crowd size during the swearing-in ceremony with White House Press Secretary [[Sean Spicer]] earlier on causing a stir, claiming that Trump presided, ''"the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe."''<ref>[https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/01/inauguration-crowd-size/514058/ Trump's Press Secretary Falsely Claims: 'Largest Audience Ever to Witness an Inauguration, Period']</ref>
As evidence of this intense mainstream media opposition to President Trump, a A study published close to the 100th-day mark of Trump's presidency found that 89% of media coverage regarding President Trump was negative.<ref>* Harper, Jennifer (April 19, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/19/donald-trump-media-coverage-is-89-percent-negative/ As first 100 days in office approaches, media coverage of Trump is 89% negative: Study]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved April 20, 2017.* </ref><ref>Noyes, Rich; Ciandella, Mike (April 19, 2017). [http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2017/04/18/honeymoon-hell-liberal-media-vs-president-trump Honeymoon from Hell: The Liberal Media vs. President Trump]. ''NewsBusters -- Media Research Center''. Retrieved April 21, 2017.</ref> A similar study conducted by the Harvard Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy released in May 2017 found that 80% of the mainstream media coverage over Trump (including outlets such as [[Fox News Channel]] and ''[[The Wall Street Journal]]'') was negative.<ref>*Richardson, Valerie (May 19, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/19/study-trump-press-coverage-new-standard-negativity/ Harvard agrees: Trump press coverage sets ‘new standard for negativity’]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 19, 2017.*</ref><ref>Shaw, Adam (May 19, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/05/19/study-93-percent-cnn-nbcs-trump-coverage-negative/ Study: Media Coverage of Trump’s First 100 Days Set ‘New Standard For Negativity’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 19, 2017.</ref> Additionally, Trump was on track to become the most mocked president on late-night comedy TV in at least 25 years.<ref>[http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/05/04/study-trump-track-mocked-president-late-night-25-years/ Study: Trump On Track to Be Most Mocked President on Late-Night TV in 25 Years]. ''Breitbart News''. May 4, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017.</ref> Earlier, during the presidential campaign, 91% of the media coverage concerning Trump was negative and 96% of campaign contributions from the media went to Clinton.<ref>Bedard, Paul (March 19, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/anti-trump-media-91-coverage-negative-96-of-donations-to-hillary/article/2617828 http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/anti-trump-media-91-coverage-negative-96-of-donations-to-hillary/article/2617828]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved April 27, 2017.</ref>
Many of the media's stories against President Trump used anonymous sources.<ref>Bozell, Brent; Graham, Tim (May 16, 2017). [http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2017/05/16/bozell-graham-column-democracy-dies-anonymous-sourcing Bozell & Graham Column: Democracy Dies In Anonymous Sourcing]. ''News Busters''. Retrieved May 17, 2017.</ref>
==President Trump's response==
On February 17, 2017, Trump tweeted: "The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!"<ref>Greenwood, Mark (February 17, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320168-trump-the-media-is-the-enemy-of-the-american-people Trump tweets: The media is the 'enemy of the American people']. ''The Hill''. Retrieved February 27, 2017.</ref>
 
Fake ''Time Magazine'' covers with Trumph's photograph are framed and hung in public areas of seven of his golf courses. Time asked him to remove them.<ref>{{cite news|url=https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2017-06-28/time-asks-donald-trumps-golf-courses-to-remove-fake-magazine-covers|title=Time Asks Trump Clubs to Drop Fake Magazine Covers|date=June 28, 2017|accessdate=August 27, 2017|work=US News & World Report}}</ref>
 
Fake ''Time Magazine'' covers with Trumph's photograph are framed and hung in public areas of seven of his golf courses. Time asked him to remove them.<ref>{{cite news|url=https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2017-06-28/time-asks-donald-trumps-golf-courses-to-remove-fake-magazine-covers|title=Time Asks Trump Clubs to Drop Fake Magazine Covers|date=June 28, 2017|accessdate=August 27, 2017|work=US News & World Report}}</ref>
On February 24, 2017, President Trump excluded several liberal media organizations from attending a press briefing.<ref>Fabian, Jordan (February 24, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/321049-white-house-hand-picks-select-media-for-briefing White House hand-picks select media outlets for briefing]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved February 27, 2017.</ref><ref>Pollak, Joel B. (February 24, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/02/24/fake-news-media-outrage-white-house-exclusion/ Media Outrage over White House ‘Exclusion’ is Fake News]. ''Breitbart''. Retrieved February 27, 2017.</ref>
===Phoenix campaign rally===
In the days following the death in Charolettsville, political leaders and social media were very critical of Trump's statements regarding white supremacists and the counter demonstrators. Trump responded at a campaign rally in Phoenix on August 22, 2017, and claimed that he had strongly spoke out against the white supremacy groups. He read from his prior statement, but off "on many sides, many sides" making his statement sound as if he condemned one side instead of both sides. He claimed that the media and "[[fake news]]" was responsible for deepening divisions in the country.<ref name=nyt>{{cite news|url=https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/22/us/politics/trump-rally-arizona.html|title=At Rally, Trump Blames Media for Country’s Deepening Divisions|work=New York Times|date=Aug 22, 2017|accessdate=Aug 26, 2017}}</ref> He also discussed several news organizations by name and belittled ABC's [[George Stephanopoulos]] for being 5'5" tall.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/08/23/trump-mocks-little-george-stephanopoulos-doubles-down-on-abc-bias-claims.html|title=Trump mocks 'little' George Stephanopoulos, doubles down on ABC bias claims|date=August 23, 2017|accessdate=August 27,2017}}</ref>
 
 
Polls taken after Charolettsville show that President Trump's approval rating has dropped to 39 percent, and 43 percent blame white supremacists for the violence in Charolettsville.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/23/trump-charlottesville-polls-241917|title=Poll: Trump hits new low after Charlottesville|work=Politico|date=August 23, 2017|accessdate=August 26, 2017}}</ref>
===Donald Trump's association with conservative media===
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