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Survey: News Media Voted for John Kerry Over President Bush (MEDIA BIAS ALERT!)
LifeNews ^ | May 16, 2005 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 05/17/2005 8:01:28 AM PDT by NYer

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- During the 2004 presidential elections, the mainstream news media frequently engaged in bias -- especially on pro-life issues such as abortion and stem cell research. As with previous polls, a new survey confirms most members of the media voted for Democrat John Kerry over President George W. Bush.

The University of Connecticut's Department of Public Policy found journalists picked Kerry over Bush by 68 percent to 25 percent.

The college sampled 300 journalists, from both newspapers and TV. The poll also found that Democrats outnumber Republicans 3 to 1 and twice as many self-identified themselves as "moderate" over "liberal" despite their leftward leanings.

"As in previous polls, a majority (53 percent) called their political orientation 'moderate,' versus 28 percent liberal and 10 percent conservative," Editor & Publisher's Joe Strupp reported.

The Media Research Center, a media watchdog, said that the polling results are "nothing new."

"It's also a good bet that 68 percent for Kerry is an understatement," MRC noted.

As in previous polls, a majority (53 percent) called their political orientation 'moderate,' versus 28 percent liberal and 10 percent conservative.

A poll last year by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found that 54 percent of national journalists described themselves as "moderates," 34 percent as liberals and a mere 7 percent who dubbed themselves conservative.

Previous news media polls found an overwhelming majority of journalists backed pro-abortion candidate Al Gore and pro-abortion ex-president Bill Clinton.

Related web sites:

University of Connecticut Survey -
http://www.dpp.uconn.edu/UCONN/DPP/DPP.nsf/DNEWSEVENTS?OpenForm&NEWS

Media Research Center - http://www.mediaresearch.org


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Well, there's a surprise (/sarcasm)
1 posted on 05/17/2005 8:01:29 AM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

Should be a No Duh! alert.


2 posted on 05/17/2005 8:02:49 AM PDT by RockinRight (Conservatism is common sense, liberalism is just senseless.)
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To: NYer

68 percent ? I bet the numbers are reversed.


3 posted on 05/17/2005 8:02:54 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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4 posted on 05/17/2005 8:03:42 AM PDT by Dallas59 (" I have a great team that is going to beat George W. Bush" John Kerry -2004)
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To: NYer

Also in the news, the grass is green!

Update on the color of the sky at 11.


5 posted on 05/17/2005 8:05:38 AM PDT by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: Dallas59

Ya think?? That's because they have the same morals...none and next to none.


6 posted on 05/17/2005 8:05:48 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: NYer

In a related story, unnamed sources report that the sun rose in the East this morning.


7 posted on 05/17/2005 8:05:58 AM PDT by SAJ
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A survey like this validates more than just the obvious, it also shows that the MSM is willing to lie in stories as a revenge tactic because they couldn't get their way.


8 posted on 05/17/2005 8:07:31 AM PDT by tobyhill (The war on terrorism is not for the weak!)
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To: NYer

This doesn't exactly rank up there with finding out Bruce Willis was dead in "The Sixth Sense".


9 posted on 05/17/2005 8:09:10 AM PDT by Right Angler
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The University of Connecticut's Department of Public Policy found journalists picked Kerry over Bush by 68 percent to 25 percent.

Its not higher than 68%? If it was just MSM voters, the percentage against Bush would approach 90% .

10 posted on 05/17/2005 8:09:12 AM PDT by demlosers (Rumsfeld: "We don't have an exit strategy, we have a victory strategy.'')
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To: demlosers

MSM = only big national media


11 posted on 05/17/2005 8:10:25 AM PDT by demlosers (Rumsfeld: "We don't have an exit strategy, we have a victory strategy.'')
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That low??? Must have polled the delivery truck drivers too??

Pray for W and Our Troops

12 posted on 05/17/2005 8:11:32 AM PDT by bray (Pray for Iraq's Freedom from Mohammad)
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

Survey: News Media Voted Campaigned and Editorialized for John Kerry Over President Bush

13 posted on 05/17/2005 8:14:27 AM PDT by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: NYer; weegee; Liz; an amused spectator; Grampa Dave; Timesink

14 posted on 05/17/2005 8:16:21 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: NYer
A poll last year by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found that 54 percent of national journalists described themselves as "moderates," 34 percent as liberals and a mere 7 percent who dubbed themselves conservative.

Since most "moderates" vote for RATs

54 plus 34 = 88%

That number seems more likley.

15 posted on 05/17/2005 8:26:08 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Give Byrd the Byrd option now.)
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To: demlosers
Its not higher than 68%?

I'm surprised, too. I would have thought it would have been north of 80%. Must be those "neocon" bastards at Fox!

16 posted on 05/17/2005 8:30:37 AM PDT by randog (What the....?!)
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To: martin_fierro

"Usual Suspects" bump.

17 posted on 05/17/2005 8:36:57 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: NYer
Survey: News Media Voted for John Kerry Over President Bush

sun rises in east and sets in west

water is wet

North Pole has snow

Bill Clinton did not have sex with "THAT" woman.......... over there.... no the other one.

18 posted on 05/17/2005 8:47:33 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
A poll last year by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found that 54 percent of national journalists described themselves as (liberals), 34 percent as (socialsts) and a mere 7 percent who dubbed themselves (as liars).

A poll last year by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found that 54 percent of national journalists described themselves as "moderates," 34 percent as liberals and a mere 7 percent who dubbed themselves conservative.

19 posted on 05/17/2005 8:50:35 AM PDT by LaraCroft (If the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, do the stupid get stupider?)
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To: NYer

They voted for Kerry? Go bears!


20 posted on 05/17/2005 9:51:57 AM PDT by Graymatter
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To: demlosers; NYer

The "pollster" was probably including people who write blogs in this "poll" to jack up the Bush numbers.


21 posted on 05/17/2005 10:37:53 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: NYer

22 posted on 05/17/2005 10:38:55 AM PDT by GretchenM (If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.)
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To: GretchenM

man that image and part of the movie ALWAYS gives me the chills and creeps....eeeck!


23 posted on 05/17/2005 11:45:13 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache ( "I think she did too much coke, ahh you think so Doctor?")
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To: LaraCroft

Yes the rich get richer and the stuid get stupider because they still vote democrater.


24 posted on 05/17/2005 1:54:34 PM PDT by G-Man 1
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