Skip to comments.Bill O'Reilly Predicts Liberal Media Will Give Obama 'About 3% or 4%' in November
Posted on 08/09/2012 4:34:16 PM PDT by chessplayer
At the top of Tuesday's O'Reilly Factor on Fox News, host Bill O'Reilly rightly observed "the American media overwhelmingly favoring Barack Obama over Mitt Romney" and predicted that the slanted news coverage "will give the President about 3% or 4% of the popular vote" in the general election.
O'Reilly cited numerous studies over several years that demonstrated the media predisposition that "clearly favors the more liberal candidate, and has for decades." In 2004, then-assistant managing editor of Newsweek magazine, Evan Thomas, made a prediction remarkably similar to O'Reilly's when he admitted that media bias in favor Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry was "going to be worth maybe 15 points," a number he revised down to five points months later.
On Tuesday, O'Reilly explained the electoral impact of the media being in the tank for the Democratic Party:
...it gives the Democrats a major advantage because their agenda whether it's bashing Mitt Romney or promoting the President will be covered far more extensively than the Republican agenda. Second, stories that make the President look bad will be played down in the national press. While anything Mitt Romney does will be described as a gaffe, a mistake or just plane dumb.
A clear example of that can be seen in the refusal by NBC, ABC, and CBS to cover a nasty and false pro-Obama ad that suggests Romney contributed to a woman's death from cancer, while at the same time promoting the President's resurrection of the GOP "war on women" meme.
O'Reilly led the Talking Points Memo segment by referencing a Monday discussion with media critic Bernie Goldberg, who told viewers: "Look, obviously journalists are Barack Obama's most loyal base. They will not abandon him and they've got too much invested in him."
Much of that discussion centered around a Media Research Center study that found that 86% of the network news coverage of Romney's recent overseas trip focused on supposed gaffes and missteps rather than on the substance of the trip itself.
Larry is a Dem and he HID the fact he was working for Sen Webb when he ran around to all the network playing pollster for the VA senate race.
He was finally outed but he did alot of damage by all he was trashing of Sen Allen with that phony Macca scam.
Larry is dirt.
Even better then because the lefty said Democrat turn out will be low and the youth will not turn out for the Kenyan.
Thanks for the info. I’ve seen him on FOX a few times lately so it’s good to know these things.
O`Reilly is exactly right. Obama has no greater force multiplier than the immense, free support he gets from the “media.” The power of propaganda is golden for the candidate who benefits from it. American voters, not a particularly bright bunch on the whole, will take at face value the loudest messages they hear. They can`t be counted on think critically or conduct research into complex issues. That`s the distinctive advantage of a friendly “media.”
No way, they don't even know what Free Republic is.
But it is amazing how ignorant of the the facts these folks are. The “MSM” is not on its last legs as many would believe.
And the funny thing is we all work for a medical devices company on the Mass north shore ... you know, the type of company that is being hit with the One’s new 3 something % tax on GROSS profits.
Man, my coworkers are stupid.