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TV News Runs Hot for Kerry, Cold for Bush
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Posted on 03/12/2004 3:35:51 PM PST by Howlin

NEW YORK, March 11, 2004 - Mainstream news organizations may "filter" the news, as President George W. Bush claimed late last year, but not to omit good stories from their Iraq coverage, but to broadcast more negative news about the president himself, according to a report released today by MediaChannel.org and Media Tenor.

The report reveals a strong negative cast to ABC, CBS and NBC news coverage of the president thus far in 2004. Meanwhile, Senator John Kerry, Bush's certain opponent for November, has received more positive coverage by the same three networks.

According to data compiled for MediaChannel.org by international media monitoring firm Media Tenor, network news broadcasts in January and February contained on average nearly three times more negative news statements about President Bush than about Senator John Kerry.

(Excerpt) Read more at mediachannel.org ...


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1 posted on 03/12/2004 3:35:52 PM PST by Howlin
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To: 1Mike; 3catsanadog; ~Vor~; ~Kim4VRWC's~; A CA Guy; A Citizen Reporter; abner; Aeronaut; AFPhys; ...
FYI.

Nice charts on the link.
2 posted on 03/12/2004 3:37:11 PM PST by Howlin (Charter Member of the Incredible Interlocking Institutional Power!!!!)
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To: Howlin
"The report reveals a strong negative cast to ABC, CBS and NBC news coverage of the president thus far in 2004."

Same as 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003. No news here. Let's move along.
3 posted on 03/12/2004 3:38:54 PM PST by moonman
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To: Howlin
This info was just aired on FOX...Brit Hume show. We already knew it, of course, but here is proof.
4 posted on 03/12/2004 3:39:54 PM PST by Carolinamom (Currently re-programming my thinking to positive mode.)
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To: Howlin
This is surprising. :)
5 posted on 03/12/2004 3:40:27 PM PST by doug from upland (Don't wait until it is too late to stop Hillary -- do something today!)
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To: Howlin
A 3 to 1 bias sounds about right statistically, but the funny part is that the leftists are *still* going to lose big in the November election!
6 posted on 03/12/2004 3:40:45 PM PST by Southack (Media bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Howlin


7 posted on 03/12/2004 3:41:01 PM PST by So Cal Rocket (If consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds, John F. Kerry’s mind must be freaking enormous)
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To: Howlin
It's way to early to get jittery about this. 40% of the population will vote democrap and 40% will vote GOP. It's the remaining 20% who have the keys to the Kingdom (KK20). There's eight months to go till the election and already I'm tired. Think of what the KK20 feel right about now.

They want:
Lower gas prices
lower taxes, higher government programs
accomodation
Safety. No Moslems slamming into buildings and no war to prevent such attacks.

This is a strange group, but they've got the 20% factor.

8 posted on 03/12/2004 3:42:10 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Howlin
Well, I keep remembering how the media LIED to all of us about Howard Dean - how he was the front runner and all that crap! Come to find out, Howard Dean was a nothing. It was all media hype. I think they're doing the same with John Kerry. It's a huge pile of liberal media bias. On the other hand, voters fell for it with Bill Clinton. We'll see.
9 posted on 03/12/2004 3:42:34 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Howlin
I've been noticing this a whole lot lately too. And what's really annoying is that the media cheerleading isn't even subtle nor are the late night talk show host. The brainwashing is on a high spin cycle.
10 posted on 03/12/2004 3:42:56 PM PST by Tempest (Don't blame me, I'm voting for Bush.)
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To: Howlin
This is NOT a right wing website. If anything it is a lefty site. But evidently they are quite honest.


11 posted on 03/12/2004 3:44:00 PM PST by jwalsh07 (We're bringing it on John but you can't handle the truth!)
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To: Howlin
TV News Runs Hot for Kerry, Cold for Bush

Guess we have been right all along.

12 posted on 03/12/2004 3:44:26 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: So Cal Rocket
Sorry dude.
13 posted on 03/12/2004 3:44:27 PM PST by jwalsh07 (We're bringing it on John but you can't handle the truth!)
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To: Howlin
SeeBS is out in front on both sides, more positive for Kerry and more negative on Bush.
14 posted on 03/12/2004 3:44:46 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is Communism one drink at a time. - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Howlin

Kerry is no more than Ted Kennedy's waterboy, and not even a good one at that

Did we forget that possible scenario... Mary Jo tells Teddy:

"Teddy Teddy, I think I'm pregnant."

Gin soaked Dounut gut says: "Well, Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it"

15 posted on 03/12/2004 3:44:52 PM PST by GotDangGenius
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To: Howlin
Nice find Howlin.
16 posted on 03/12/2004 3:45:13 PM PST by jwalsh07 (We're bringing it on John but you can't handle the truth!)
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To: Howlin
At this rate we should either demand the media count their support as a donation to the DNC or demand they stop reporting on the campaign.
17 posted on 03/12/2004 3:45:28 PM PST by McGavin999 (Evil thrives when good men do nothing!)
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To: Carolinamom
Brit identified the source of this information as a generally left leaning organization. I suppose that, even if they are left, they have a conscience. If that's not an oxymoron.
18 posted on 03/12/2004 3:46:19 PM PST by jackbill
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To: Howlin
[-TV News Runs Hot for Kerry, Cold for Bush ]

Gee.... So much for balanced news reporting...

OUCH!...(just fell off the turnip truck)(rubbing head)..

19 posted on 03/12/2004 3:48:04 PM PST by hosepipe
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To: Carolinamom
That's where I heard about this article.

And Brit said that this is a LEFT LEANING organization!
20 posted on 03/12/2004 3:48:31 PM PST by Howlin (Charter Member of the Incredible Interlocking Institutional Power!!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
Once the real John Kerry is known, all that fence sitting will disappear into bigger support for Bush. Kerry is Howard Dean without the charisma. If Kerry imploded, we wouldn't know! He always sounds dour.
21 posted on 03/12/2004 3:48:48 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is Communism one drink at a time. - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: doug from upland
I knew you'd be stunned!
22 posted on 03/12/2004 3:49:01 PM PST by Howlin (Charter Member of the Incredible Interlocking Institutional Power!!!!)
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To: Southack
I hope you're right!
23 posted on 03/12/2004 3:49:16 PM PST by Howlin (Charter Member of the Incredible Interlocking Institutional Power!!!!)
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To: jackbill
A propensity to be honest and a capacity to think is hard to come by on the left.
24 posted on 03/12/2004 3:49:42 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is Communism one drink at a time. - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: jwalsh07
I heard it on Brit Hume's show and went looking for it.
25 posted on 03/12/2004 3:51:18 PM PST by Howlin (Charter Member of the Incredible Interlocking Institutional Power!!!!)
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To: Howlin
Remember...we can always e-mail, snail mail, fax, call, or smoke signal to the major networks and COMPLAIN!!! As a matter of fact, I believe that's just what I'll do right now.
26 posted on 03/12/2004 3:51:43 PM PST by Maria S ("I will do whatever the Americans want…I saw what happened in Iraq, and I was afraid." Gaddafi, 9/03)
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To: Howlin
I really think Brit Hume is going to vote for Bush. ;)
27 posted on 03/12/2004 3:52:55 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is Communism one drink at a time. - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Howlin
Great post.
28 posted on 03/12/2004 3:53:55 PM PST by rocksblues (Keep em Flying and come home safe!)
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To: Howlin
bump for facts....... the media gift in their leftward lurch
29 posted on 03/12/2004 3:54:00 PM PST by deport ("These guys are the most crooked, you know, lying group I have ever seen. It's scary," Kerry said.)
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To: Howlin
January and February statements by or about Bush on ABC, NBC and CBS news

January and February  statements by or about Kerry on ABC, NBC and CBS news

30 posted on 03/12/2004 3:55:00 PM PST by Darlin' ("I will not forget this wound to my country." President George W Bush, 20 Sept 2001)
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To: Howlin
This is the last paragraph in the article:


"MediaChannel earlier this week shared the data via fax with the anchors and executives at NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight and CBS Evening News. They have yet to reply to requests for comment."


Please join MediaChannel in requesting comments!
31 posted on 03/12/2004 3:56:28 PM PST by Maria S ("I will do whatever the Americans want…I saw what happened in Iraq, and I was afraid." Gaddafi, 9/03)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
I really think Brit Hume is going to vote for Bush. ;)

The networks drove me to the right and away from the TV many years ago. I can now watch TV again thanks to technology and Fox News.

For that, I will be forever grateful to Rupert and engineers everywhere.

32 posted on 03/12/2004 3:56:40 PM PST by jwalsh07 (We're bringing it on John but you can't handle the truth!)
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To: Howlin
In other news, Islam is NOT a religion of peace ... ;)
33 posted on 03/12/2004 3:58:08 PM PST by Mr. Buzzcut
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To: deadhead; Torie; woodyinscc; Sabertooth
Check this out. It was always ridiculous but now a left leaning media watchdog has quantified it.
34 posted on 03/12/2004 3:58:24 PM PST by jwalsh07 (We're bringing it on John but you can't handle the truth!)
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To: deport
Isn't it about time for Dan the Man Rather to retire? How old is he anyway? (Burkett, author of STOLEN VALOR, really gives the reader the moxy on Rather and his fraudulent practices.)
35 posted on 03/12/2004 3:58:33 PM PST by Carolinamom (Currently re-programming my thinking to positive mode.)
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To: Howlin
PBS six o'clock news tonight: the reason Kerry had to attack Pres. Bush for months on end during the primary season, when traditionally, RATS usually attack each other, is because right wing HATE internet groups, such as Drudge and Others (Guess who), terrified Kerry into preemptive action against the president. Ah, the power of Rush, Jim Robinson and the internet.
36 posted on 03/12/2004 4:00:34 PM PST by hershey
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To: Howlin
I'm so glad you posted this. I heard it on Fox, too, but thought Brian Wilson said the information came from Mediachallenge.org. LOL. Boy, did I hear wrong. MediaChallenge.org is a democrat site, a supporter of Moveon.
37 posted on 03/12/2004 4:01:07 PM PST by Darlin' ("I will not forget this wound to my country." President George W Bush, 20 Sept 2001)
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To: jwalsh07
The networks drove me to the right and away from the TV many years ago. I can now watch TV again thanks to technology and Fox News.

LOL. Between talk radio, FOX News, and the internet, I'm covered! :)

38 posted on 03/12/2004 4:02:13 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is Communism one drink at a time. - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Darlin'
"MediaChannel earlier this week shared the data via fax with the anchors and executives at NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight and CBS Evening News. They have yet to reply to requests for comment."

They are not quite finished knocking Dubyas poll numbers down. I'm sure they will get back to you later........

much later.

39 posted on 03/12/2004 4:02:32 PM PST by jwalsh07 (We're bringing it on John but you can't handle the truth!)
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To: So Cal Rocket
Bookmarking some great graphs!

Thanks!
40 posted on 03/12/2004 4:03:43 PM PST by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: Howlin
It's one thing to know it,to hear about it..but these charts make it so real and it makes me very angry.I can't threaten to quit watching as I don't watch them anyway.
41 posted on 03/12/2004 4:05:34 PM PST by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: Howlin
I'm SHOCKED!! ... did that sound believable .. I didn't think so
42 posted on 03/12/2004 4:06:07 PM PST by Mo1 (Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?)
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To: jwalsh07
I have to wonder who they're really polling. I just can't imagine that there can't be that much anger out there, but it exists, but the media's polls make it look much larger, when I think it's just contained within pockets.
43 posted on 03/12/2004 4:06:23 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is Communism one drink at a time. - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: MEG33
I've been "boycotting" ABCBSNBCNN for over 10 years now by flat-out not watching them.
44 posted on 03/12/2004 4:09:39 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is Communism one drink at a time. - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Howlin
I am really discouraged with the Bush campaign. They put out a big buy on an ad that said Kerry was going to raise taxes 900 billion; however, to make this statement they had to infer it from Kerry's claim he wants a health care proposal that costs that much.

Kerry's people ran a very effective counter-ad almost immediately. It will surely blur any good effect that the Pubbies did.

Our ad could have been so simple, "...Kerry has promised a 900 billion dollar health plan and no increase in the deficit...this means you will pay this..."

It is a tragic mistake to run an ad that requires inferential thinking by people unaccustomed to making abstract inferences. Do we have idiots running this campaig or just ignoramuses?

To beat Kerry we need to continue to picture him as the usual politician who gives views on both sides of every issue and makes promises to get elected that are impossible or require enormous tax increases.

Also, it is time for a trial run (no ads please)suggesting he won't answer direct questions such as on homosexual marriage and Gibson's movie. I don't know how this could be done, but there must be a cadre of willing helpers to pounce on this on the airways.

It wouldn't hurt to quote Kerry's opponents from the primary campaign with, "..Dean said this about Senator Kerry and he was right..." Or the top 50% of wage earners already pay 97% of the Federal Income Taxes. If you pay taxes when Kerry promises more spending it means more money from those who pay taxes. Or,'...it used to be we rewarded success but Kerry promises to punish it... we don't need class warfare and a divided country..." Or something to that effect.

Somebody in our campaign has to begin thinking. So far, the RATS have the upper hand in both the pundit and ad war. We simply have to do better.

45 posted on 03/12/2004 4:10:11 PM PST by shrinkermd
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To: Carolinamom
Isn't it about time for Dan the Man Rather to retire?


It has been hinted at before but I have no idea if it is his intention...... He was born on Oct. 31, 1931 in Wharton Texas and grew in Houston and graduated with a Journalism degree from Sam Houston State in Huntsville...

For some reason he has had a dislike for the Bush family for a long as I can remember....
46 posted on 03/12/2004 4:11:28 PM PST by deport ("These guys are the most crooked, you know, lying group I have ever seen. It's scary," Kerry said.)
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To: shrinkermd
We simply have to do better.



If'n they don't improve maybe you can jump in and run it for them...... Give them some time as it's still over seven months to the Lever Pull and some 30% normally don't make up their mind until the last month.... I doubt they are trying to lock up votes with these ads but rather trying to get selected data in the mix. Just my guess.

47 posted on 03/12/2004 4:16:18 PM PST by deport ("These guys are the most crooked, you know, lying group I have ever seen. It's scary," Kerry said.)
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To: MEG33
It's one thing to know it,to hear about it..but these charts make it so real and it makes me very angry.

I will be writing - snail mail - to Mr. Andrew Heyward, President of CBS (e-mails are too easily deleted). And I'll find a way to get these graphs in the letter. And I'll follow it up weekly.

Anyone else who wants to do this? The address is:

Mr. Andrew Heyward, President

CBS News

524 West 57th Street

New York, NY 10019

I have a particular interest. I worked for 35 years for Westinghouse, which bought CBS. At that time, I wrote to the CEO, Michael Jordan (not the Chicago Bull) and begged him to fire Dan Rather. He passed the letter to one of his underlings who "assured" me that they intended to be unbiased. I can't remember who wrote the letter, but it's probably somewhere in my files.

Even though Viacom bought up the Westinghouse/CBS entity, I still get retiree benefits from Viacom. I'm willing to risk them to get rid of Rather, Pitts, John Roberts, Pizzey, Plante and the whole liberal cabal at CBS.

48 posted on 03/12/2004 4:17:19 PM PST by jackbill
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To: BigSkyFreeper
you, I and the rest of this group may be covered but the average person is not. The general population need to be truthfully informed and educated. We had to do it one person at a time. Try it works. I had converted a few. Do it in love; although, I have a friend that does it with a 2X4 and it works too. It depends who you do it to.
50 posted on 03/12/2004 4:21:06 PM PST by Lily4Jesus
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