Tuesday, October 28, 2008

News media in bed with Obama?

Is this a surprise??-- No,of course not. Anyone watching the news or reading the newspaper during the last two years has known this fact; this study just confirmed it.

From: http://www.onenewsnow.com/Election2008/Default.aspx?id=297778
News media in bed with Obama? by Jim Brown - OneNewsNow - 10/27/2008

"Yet another study backs up the contention that the mainstream news media's coverage of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is more favorable than its coverage of Republican John McCain.

An analysis by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism finds that 57 percent of the print and broadcast stories about John McCain since the political conventions were decidedly negative, while only 14 percent were positive. The study concludes that 29 percent of the mainstream media's coverage of Barack Obama was negative.

Tim Graham, director of media analysis at the Media Research Center, says the study affirms what many observers have known for quite some time.

"They remember all the news magazine stories with the halo around his head. That's the kind of coverage he's received for two years now."

Graham contends the percentage of negative coverage of Obama would be much lower if the study encompassed merely the so-called "objective news media." He notes the Project for Excellence in Journalism study is not completely scientific because it not only measures the news media, but also talk radio from Air America to Rush Limbaugh."

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