Biden Campaign Announcement

Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium, via AP

Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium, via AP


We ran the numbers: There are 5198 news articles covering this topic. 38% (1951) are left leaning, 31% (1605) center, 32% (1642) right leaning.

On Thursday, former Vice President Joe Biden announced that he would be running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, after months of speculation that he would seek the position. Biden made his announcement in a video that emphasized his opposition to President Trump and his determination to get him out of the White House in next year’s presidential election. Biden has been endorsed by Senators Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Doug Jones of Alabama. He has come under significant criticism for his treatment of Anita Hill in 1991 during hearings that occurred after Hill accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.

Left leaning articles, for example New York Times, emphasized the new candidate’s strong opposition to Trump, saying his video was “casting the election as a national emergency and asking Democrats to put the task of defeating Mr. Trump above all their other ambitions.” Meanwhile right-leaning articles focused more on the relationship between Biden and former President Barack Obama who, the New York Post reported, “showered praise” on Biden for his candidacy while Fox News, in contrast, drew comparisons between Biden and President Trump, running a story with the headline “Biden vows that 'America is coming back,' sparking 'MAGA' comparisons.”