Skip to comments.Professors donate to Obama, opine about election in the news
Posted on 10/16/2012 12:00:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin
At least a half-dozen professors who gave political donations to President Obama have been quoted in news articles opining about his administration and the 2012 race for the White House.
The Hill cross-checked academics who have been quoted in news articles with Obamas donor list and eliminated those who worked in prior Democratic administrations. The half-dozen professors detailed in this article do not mention their political affiliations in their bios online. A similar search for Romney donors did not yield any results.
The scholars say they didnt tell reporters that they had donated to Obama, but would have had they been asked. It is not common practice for journalists to inquire about such political donations, however.
Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute says journalists should ask about political contributions: Reporters are trying to get an independent viewpoint. Increasingly, the audience is demanding to know how [reporters] get information. The audience would like to know this information
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Good. This needs to be publicized. They will hurt him more than help him.
This is a huge shock. Not.