PublicationsApril 30, 2001

Amount of Clinton Coverage vs. Bush the First 100 Days

President Bush was relatively invisible in the press in his first months in office compared with President Clinton in his.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

Editorial and op-ed columnists were more positive toward Bill Clinton in his first two months in office than they were toward George W. Bush.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

Did George W. Bush really get an easier ride from the media in his first months in office?

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

The tone of newspaper stories of Clinton's and Bush's first days in the White House was similar, though Clinton's tended to be more negative.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

In his first months in office, the budget dominated the press coverage of George W. Bush's presidency.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

George W. Bush's budget plan was the subject that received the most negative media coverage of his young presidency–the only major story where coverage was more negative than neutral.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

In his first months in office, the budget dominated press coverage of Bill Clinton's presidency.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

Stories about Bill Clinton's first two months in office tended to almost as often negative as neutral, but his plans for gays in the military receive the most critical treatment.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

The media framed its early coverage of George W. Bush largely around policy and was less likely to see the new President through a tactical lens than was true eight years earlier of Bill Clinton. 

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

Media assessments of Bush in his first two months in office were strikingly positive when the subject was his character. When the subject turned to ideology, while coverage was more neutral than not, the tone became more negative.