Posted: Aug 23, 2012 8:42 AM by Associated Press
(AP) - A study finds that news coverage of both major presidential candidates has been more negative this year than in almost any other recent election.
The report is by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. It finds that President Barack Obama is usually cast as failing to lift the nation's limping economy, while and his rival, Republican Mitt Romney, is usually framed as a plutocrat and corporate raider.
The report, released Thursday, examines coverage by 50 major media outlets over a 10-week period, from the end of May to early August.
It found that "master narratives" about both Obama and Romney have been equally unfavorable, with some 72 percent of stories about Obama being negative along with 71 percent of stories about Romney.
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