Two AP news stories

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on February 14, 2018

The Associated Press’ Twitter account presented President Trump’s spending plan for 2018 very differently from then-President Obama’s budget proposals they reported on in 2015 and 2016.

In a tweet on Monday morning, the AP noted that Trump’s $4.4 trillion spending plan “features soaring deficits.”

However, in their tweets about Obama’s deficit-ridden spending plans in 2015 and 2016, the AP instead chose to highlight the positive areas of spending from the plans.

In 2015, the AP highlighted Obama “pledging help for middle class,” while in 2016 they noted that he would be aiming to “combat terror threats, global warming.”