Major news outlets gave much less coverage to Trump’s “vermin” attack than they did Clinton’s “deplorables” remark

Posted on AllSides November 28th, 2023
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Media Bias,Media Watch, Media Industry, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton
Andrea Austria / Media Matters

Major news outlets devoted dramatically less coverage to former President Donald Trump describing his political enemies as “vermin” earlier this month than they provided then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s 2016 “basket of deplorables” remark in the week following those respective comments.

According to a Media Matters review:

The Big Three broadcast TV networks provided 18 times more coverage of Clinton’s 2016 “deplorables” comment than Trump’s “vermin” remark on their combined nationally syndicated morning news, evening news, and Sunday morning political talk shows.

CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC mentioned Clinton’s “deplorables”...

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