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  1. Patters

    Patters Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-onthemedia27-2008jul27,0,712999.story

    Haters of the mainstream media reheated a bit of conventional wisdom last week. Barack Obama, they said, was getting a free ride from those insufferable liberals.

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    The Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University, where researchers have tracked network news content for two decades, found that ABC, NBC and CBS were tougher on Obama than on Republican John McCain during the first six weeks of the general-election campaign.

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    During the evening news, the majority of statements from reporters and anchors on all three networks are neutral, the center found. And when network news people ventured opinions in recent weeks, 28% of the statements were positive for Obama and 72% negative.

    Network reporting also tilted against McCain, but far less dramatically, with 43% of the statements positive and 57% negative, according to the Washington-based media center.
  2. IcyPatriot

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    #87 Jersey

    I think the major networks are doing a fine job ... MSNBC, CNN & FOX well they are what they are. It's the print media ... mostly newspapers where I see the major bias. Why they think they can steer the election is anyones guess. I think if they continue to fawn over Obama they will end up hurting him more than help him ... and that is why McCain has taken a temporary backseat ... he knows this.
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    Not sure if they are doing a fine job or not, what is obvious is that McCain has ramped it down quite a bit and is letting Obama take the lead and waiting to capitalize on any possible gaff he may make.. this may be beneficial for McCain in the short run..but does not seem to be a good way to proceed in the marathon.
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    Maybe this is evidence of liberal bias...

    Putting Money Where Mouths Are: Media Donations Favor Dems 100-1
    http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=301702713742569

    An analysis of federal records shows that the amount of money journalists contributed so far this election cycle favors Democrats by a 15:1 ratio over Republicans, with $225,563 going to Democrats, only $16,298 to Republicans .

    Two-hundred thirty-five journalists donated to Democrats, just 20 gave to Republicans — a margin greater than 10-to-1. An even greater disparity, 20-to-1, exists between the number of journalists who donated to Barack Obama and John McCain.

    Searches for other newsroom categories (reporters, correspondents, news editors, anchors, newspaper editors and publishers) produces 311 donors to Democrats to 30 donors to Republicans, a ratio of just over 10-to-1. In terms of money, $279,266 went to Dems, $20,709 to Republicans, a 14-to-1 ratio.

    no bias? meh.
  5. Wildo7

    Wildo7 Totally Full of It

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    And it doesn't translate into the coverage so what is your point?

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