Where’s the good news on Trump? SBS asked.

Crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm is a big fan of the SBS nightly news, but he’s still waiting for a positive story about Donald Trump.

by Jennifer Rajca | Australian Associated Press

The Liberal Democrat voiced his concern with the public broadcaster’s managing director Michael Ebeid during a Senate hearing in Canberra on Tuesday.

“In the period between the results of the election, up to his inauguration and subsequently I don’t think I have ever seen a news session … where there has not been an item on Mr Trump which is either overtly negative, critical or by implication critical,” Senator Leyonhjelm said.
“I don’t think I can remember ever having seen a segment that has had anything positive to say about him.”

Mr Trump is not Senator Leyonhjelm’s favourite politician by a long way and he wouldn’t have voted for the Republican.

“But I just wonder if he’s 100 per cent so bad as the news would suggest.”

Mr Ebeid took the question as a comment, but said he would go back and look at the coverage.

“I dare say many senators in the United States would be saying the same about the media at the moment, looking for something positive to report on.”


Originally published at www.news.com.au on February 28, 2017.