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Ron Klain promotes op-ed claiming 'sentiment analysis' proves media treats Biden worse than Trump

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Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY, reacts to the former CNN anchor being fired over his role in former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's sexual harassment scandal. White House chief of staff Ronald Klain confused readers Sunday as he promoted a Washington Post op-ed that argued President Biden gets worse media treatment than his predecessor, former President Trump, whose verbal duels with the press were weekly staples during his four-year residency at 1600 Penn. "For your consideration," Klain tweeted with a link to the op-ed from Dana Millbank, titled, "The media treats Biden as badly as - or worse than - Trump. WHITE HOUSE'S RON KLAIN PANNED FOR RETWEETING POST ON'ULTIMATE WORK AROUND' FOR FEDERAL VACCINE MANDATE Millbank's "proof" was research from Forge.ai, a data analytics unit of the information company FiscalNote. The study used algorithms focused on adjectives and their placement in articles - more than 200,000 of them - to rate the coverage Biden received in the first 11 months of 2021 and the coverage Trump got in the first 11 months of 2020. The process was referred to as "sentiment analysis." "My colleagues in the media are serving as accessories to the murder of democracy," Millbank said. "Too many journalists are caught in a mindless neutrality between democracy and its saboteurs, between fact and fiction.