In an interview with Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a Democratic presidential candidate, shared his belief that he has experienced more bias from the mainstream media compared to former President Donald Trump. When asked about his concerns regarding communicating his message and debating President Joe Biden in the primaries, Mr. Kennedy remarked that he had been heavily criticized in an unprecedented manner, surpassing the level of criticism faced by President Trump from the corporate media.
Mr. Kennedy also referred to a recent Harvard-Harris poll conducted on July 19 and July 20, which indicated that he had the highest favorability rating among all the 2024 presidential hopefuls. He acknowledged that the American people seemed to be hearing his message, possibly through platforms like podcasts and social media.
Mr. Kennedy stated that he didn’t trust how the mainstream media depicted him. If he were to believe the negative news and reports about himself, it would make it hard for him to vote for himself. This is because the media portrays him as a terrible person.
According to the poll, 47 percent of those surveyed had a positive opinion of Mr. Kennedy, while 26 percent had a negative view. Mr. Trump came in second with a 45 percent favorable rating and a 49 percent unfavorable rating. President Biden had a 39 percent favorable rating compared to a 53 percent unfavorable rating.
According to the poll, if the Democratic presidential primary for 2024 were held at the time of the survey, Mr. Biden would secure 62 percent of the votes. Mr. Kennedy received 16 percent support, while 11 percent of the voters were undecided.
Mr. Kennedy took to Twitter to comment on his relatively low unfavorable rating, suggesting that the media’s relentless attacks were ineffective, and people were becoming more skeptical of media narratives.
The Democratic candidate’s remarks on media bias were not the first of their kind.
In the past, he criticized the mainstream media following the release of the Durham report, which looked into the 2016-2017 FBI investigation of alleged ties between Mr. Trump and Russia. The report, overseen by Special Counsel John Durham, concluded that there was no basis to launch the probe and criticized the FBI for relying on unanalyzed and uncorroborated intelligence. Mr. Kennedy accused the mainstream press of being complicit in promoting false information and failing to correct the record.
Mr. Kennedy’s 2024 White House bid announcement came in April, but he faced criticism for comments he made on COVID-19 in a secretly recorded video. He denied allegations of racism and anti-Semitism, clarifying that he never suggested the virus targeted specific groups.
To sum up, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. stated that he faced more media bias than former President Trump. He also highlighted his high favorability rating in a recent poll. Kennedy criticized the mainstream media for their way of presenting news and expressed worries about the spread of false information.