“供您考虑,” Klain 在推特上附上了 Dana Millbank 专栏的链接, 标题, “媒体对待拜登的态度和 – 或比 – 王牌. Here’s proof.”
Millbank’s “proof” was research from Forge.ai, a data analytics unit of the information company FiscalNote. The study used algorithms focused on adjectives and their placement in articles – 多于 200,000 其中 – to rate the coverage Biden received in the first 11 months of 2021 and the coverage Trump got in the first 11 months of 2020. The process was referred to as “sentiment analysis.”
“My colleagues in the media are serving as accessories to the murder of democracy,” Millbank said.
“Too many journalists are caught in a mindless neutrality between democracy and its saboteurs, between fact and fiction. It’s time to take a stand,” 他总结.
But media analysts can recall that, without relying on algorithms, Trump’s relationship with the media was infamously combative. Magazines ran unflattering illustrations of the former president, while liberal networks like CNN ran editorialized chyrons such as, “Angry Trump Turns Briefing Into Propaganda Session” during an April 2020 coronavirus task force briefing. 更值得注意的是, for years, liberal outlets ran with the narrative the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin to win the 2016 总统选举.
“Yep. The media is treating Biden worse than Trump, or so says the White House Chief of Staff in advocating one of the most laughable columns of the year,” Fox News contributor Joe Concha said.
“You have to be kidding me,” 代表. 和克伦肖, 德州, 发推文.