STUDY: At Least 90% of TV News Fails to Call Trump Pros­e­cu­tors ‘Democ­rats’

STUDY: At Least 90% of TV News Fails to Call Trump Prosecutors ‘Democrats’

Bar­ring a last-minute hic­cup, today a Demo­c­ra­t­ic pros­e­cu­tor — Man­hat­tan Dis­trict Attor­ney Alvin Bragg — will begin his unprece­dent­ed crim­i­nal tri­al of for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, the Repub­li­can Party’s cer­tain pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee in November’s gen­er­al elec­tion.
Despite the obvi­ous polit­i­cal impli­ca­tions of such a pros­e­cu­tion, a new study of ABC, CBS and NBC evening news cov­er­age shows at least 90% of their cov­er­age failed to inform view­ers that Bragg and the oth­er elect­ed Democ­rats going after Trump are “Democ­rats.” It’s as if the net­works pre­fer to disin­gen­u­ous­ly por­tray the indict­ments and civ­il law­suits as the work of non­par­ti­san career pros­e­cu­tors, rather than as par­ti­san attempts to use the court sys­tem to hob­ble the elec­toral prospects of the country’s top Repub­li­can.
For this study, our ana­lysts reviewed all broad­cast evening news cov­er­age from Jan­u­ary 1, 2023 through Apr …