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.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days – Assessment of Clinton

Media assessments of Clinton in his early days were mostly neutral, but the only area in which positive assessments outweighed negative were over his character.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

Media treatment of both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush tended to be neutral in their first two months in office, but there was less positive said about Bush's first days.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days – Tone of Bush Coverage

Media assessments of Bush's first two months in office were mostly neutral but became more negative over time.

PublicationsApril 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

The media coverage of Bill Clinton's first two months in office were mostly neutral, but became somewhat more positive and less negative over time.

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.