Monday, July 21, 2008

Sigh. More Media bias. Admitted by the media themselves.

First of all, let's just talk about the mass of coverage. Who's getting the good press?

CBS News reports a study by the Center for Excellence in Journalism (an academic organization recently separated from Columbia University) that shows the coverage gap to be significant:

In 77 percent of the stories, Obama played an important role, and 51 percent featured McCain.

"That's an edge," said [study author] Rosenthiel. "That is a big enough difference that it is an uneven playing field probably for McCain."

Secondly, this story about Senator McCain's travails with an Op-Ed piece written in response to Senator Obama's treatise on the Iraqi occupation in the NY Times has truly gotten attention from some writers with other media outlets, as follows:

LA Times writer Don Fredrick, on the NY Times defense of their rejection of McCain's writen piece:

Shipley may have been on slippery ground in touting the "new information" that Obama had provided; little leaps out in a rereading. Indeed, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee introduced several of his specifics with these phrases: "As I've said many times," and "As I have often said."

Obviously conservative writer Ross Balano of the Kansas City Star has this to say:

It should be noted that from 1995 until 1997 [NY Times Editor] Shipley was Special Assistant to the President and a Senior Presidential Speechwriter for Bill Clinton.

So, The Times reveals itself (as if there were any doubt) to be completely in the tank for Obama with the big three television networks.

Finally, about the recent overseas trip by Senator Obama to Afghanistan and Iraq (his FIRST):

Mr. Hounshell of Foriegn Policy has this to say:

A show of hands: Who remembers anything that happened during John McCain's travels to Colombia and Mexico?

Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?

Well, I'd bet you have a good handle on what Barack Obama is up to this week. ...

His trip is getting major, wall-to-wall coverage...

Bias. Everyday, everyway! Whoo hoo! I love network wonks and idealistic journos choosing my president for me. It's much easier that way.

Read BOTH sides people. REALLY read. If you're already decided, you're probably woefully inadequately informed on the other candidate. READ. FOR YOURSELF.


Blogger Andy Rupert said...

While not perfect on all the issues, I would rather vote from someone like Ron Paul. I can believe what he says because the media is entirely against him.

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