But can polls be trusted?
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After that, there were around 22, mentions of the Clinton Foundation. The issue associated with Clinton that got the most attention was jobs, which were mentioned in around 15, sentences. The opposite was true in coverage of Trump.
Jobs, immigration, and trade, on the other hand, were mentioned in stories about Trump over 75, times. Their system analyzes who reads news stories, which outlets cite them, and who shares them across social media.
It places news outlets on the ideological spectrum by looking at cross-linking patterns between sources, the reach of stories on Twitter and Facebook and the ratio of tweets by partisan influencers on the left and the right.
Their database contains information about the content and spread over two million articles published during the 18 months leading up to Election Day.
A couple of different dynamics contributed to the disparity in mainstream coverage. On the latter, Trump broke with what had long been the orthodox Republican view that trade was a net benefit for the economy.
Among partisan Democratic outlets, there was significantly less conflict over the issues. On both the left and the right, the Clinton scandals dominated her coverage, so it only follows that this in turn informed the mainstream reporting. Media polarization has gotten a lot of attention in recent years.
But Yochai Benkler says that his team found that media polarization in was asymmetrical. Essentially, everyone from the center right—from publications like National Review or The Wall Street Journal—all the way to the left, at publications like Mother Jones, had a more or less normal distribution, in the sense that most of the attention was given to [reporting in] the older, more professional media like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN.
Whereas what happened on the right is that the more you were shared and used by [conservatives], the more attention you got. As a result, a handful of outlets—led by Breitbart, which played a dominant role on the right—formed a sort of nucleus of online media on the right.
This was evident in coverage of the Clinton Foundation. While there was some legitimate criticism of how its funds were spent, the allegations of corruption never amounted to more than innuendo.
Validated by the Times, the story was then picked up by the rest of the traditional media. That was in the spring ofand despite a rash of reports immediately following the Times story, it then remained largely confined to the conservative media until the summer ofwhen Hillary Clinton got a significant bump in the polls following the Democratic National Convention.
At that point, the month-old story, which had been validated by mainstream reports the year before, became a central feature of the campaign. According to the study, this was a result of excellent media activism on the right.
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