Study Finds U.S. Media More Negative On COVID Coverage Than Other Countries’ Media

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When it comes to bad news, nobody reports it quite as thoroughly as the United States.

According to David Leonhardt of the New York Times, data shows that national publications in our great nation “cover Covid news much more negatively than foreign media, scientific journals or regional media within the U.S.”

Leonhardt offered a graphic to prove his point.

This followed a report from Fortune back in November that basically indicated the same thing — that the mainstream media in the United States has put a much more negative spin on the pandemic than the media in other nations.

“You may wonder how coverage of a deadly global pandemic could be anything other than negative, but day-to-day developments over the past eight months have been good as well as bad,” Fortune wrote. “Case counts sometimes decline, therapies are discovered, vaccine research advances. Through it all, America’s most popular media outlets have proved extraordinarily adept at finding the clouds in a blue sky and making them the focus of the story.”

This is no different than usual. In the U.S., bad news has always made the best news as far as the mainstream media is concerned.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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  1. The media in America is bought and paid for by Big Pharma. One out of every three commercials shown is a commercial promoting some pill.

    They know the average American is a sheep who do what the media and bureaucrats tell them to do and dare to question anything.

  2. No surprise. The US puts money ahead of everything else, like the truth, or quality. I’m all for making money ethically, but we have greedy people that will never be happy no matter how much money they make. This gluttony has caused more obese people than anywhere else in the world, promoting deadly products, and supplying the population with poor food quality. Even the food at high end restaurants is crap compared to the fresh food you get at a small mom and pop place in Europe. Sorry, America’s values are ass backwards and it’s not going to get any better with this administration and the indoctrinated college students.

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