Skip to comments.Media's grade-school crush on Obama flunks smell test for most objective Americans
Posted on 08/27/2008 1:39:56 PM PDT by Caleb1411
Anyone who thinks the media have been balanced and unbiased during the current election simply hasn't been paying attention.
Barack Obama has benefitted from adoring coverage, a lack of journalistic rigor, and a sizeable advantage in media coverage. In short, everything in the media seems to break his direction.
Large parts of the American public already recognize this. According to a recent study by Rasmussen Reports, 50 percent of independent voters and even 27 percent of Democrats believe that the media are trying to help Obama win. Just 12 percent of independents said the media were helping John McCain.
This bias works several ways. Consider, for example, how much coverage the presidential candidates have been getting.
When McCain went overseas a few months ago, he received scant coverage by the news media.
When Obama went, all three television network anchors joined him. According to The Washington Post ombudsman, between June 4 - when Obama clinched the nomination - and Aug. 17, Obama had a three-to-one advantage over McCain in front-page stories in that paper. A similar pattern exists in most of the mainstream media.
It comes as little surprise, then, that according to a recent study by Pew Research, 48 percent of those surveyed - and 51 percent of political independents - said they had heard "too much" about Obama.
The excuse for this imbalance is that people need to get to know Obama. But the media coverage has been fawning and superficial.
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Not even Sept and our POTUS has already been anointed!
This is a good thing. The coverage is backfiring because as people get to know him, they get a picture of who he really is. And many do not like what they are finding out.
When Bubba, Terry Mac , and even Begala and Rendell and Carville say that MSNBC has been in the tank and biased toweard Hil and other candidates, we know that the media is not in sync with anybody in the middle of the nation: fly over country. We all know that the MSM has been in the tank for liberal Dems for over 50 years. Now, they just put out free ads for the Messiah and his tribe.
What a ridiculous excuse. The MSM have allowed Obama to be vague in his answers. We still don't know what "change" means.
Media whores gone wild!
LOL. Me too. Only underwear.
Thursday the Establishment press will have a 45 min Obasm.
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