Mediaite founder Dan Abrams appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources today to break down the idea of media bias concerning Donald Trump.
Abrams, who previously worked as general manager of MSNBC, told Brian Stelter that cable networks are covering Trump live less because in the general election, there’s a need to be more balanced, and if they cover an exciting Trump rally, they also have to give time to a comparatively boring Clinton one.
CNN and MSNBC have been fact-checking Trump in their chyrons now, which Abrams called a positive development because “one of the great sins of cable news is that we tend to make everything two-sided” when the facts are clearly with one side over the other.
And then there’s the idea that the media dislikes Trump. That is absolutely true, Abrams said, but then again, they’re not fond of Hillary Clinton either.
And it’s necessarily because of how cut off her campaign is to the press or how “Clintonian” she can be sometimes. No, as Abrams put it, “Many in the media, I think, are to the left of Hillary Clinton, and as a result they don’t like her from the left.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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