Study: Media coverage has favored Obama campaign
By DAVID BAUDER
AP Television Writer Oct 31 11:06 PM US/Eastern
NEW YORK (AP) � John McCain
supporters who believe they haven't gotten a fair shake from the media during
the Republican's candidacy against Barack Obama have a new study to point to.
(ap) - Halloween Night Shocker!... The AP Attempts
to Cleanse itself in Private over the Abject Bias in the Media in Favor of
Obama... I didn't Need the AP to Concede this, but it's Nice that they did,
albeit in the Middle of the Night just DAYS before the Election. This would've
been Helpful on a Monday Morning - tha malcontent)
Comments made by sources, voters, reporters and anchors that aired on ABC, CBS
and NBC evening newscasts over the past two months reflected positively on Obama
in 65 percent of cases, compared to 31 percent of cases with regards to McCain,
according to the Center for Media and Public Affairs.
ABC's "World News" had more balance than NBC's "Nightly News" or the "CBS
Evening News," the group said.
(And I Believe ABC Decided not to Take Barry's Blood
Money for his 1/2 Castro-esque Address to the Peasants... Good for them! - tha
Meanwhile, the first half of Fox News Channel's "Special Report" with Brit Hume
showed more balance than any of the network broadcasters, although it was
dominated by negative evaluations of both campaigns. The center didn't evaluate
programs on CNN or MSNBC.
(Holy ****!... The AP giving Ink to the Fact that
FOXNews is the Most Balanced?... I bet they had to Take a Shower after Reporting
this! - tha malcontent)
"For whatever reason, the media are portraying Barack Obama as a better choice
for president than John McCain," said Robert Lichter, a George Mason University
professor and head of the center. "If you watch the evening news, you'd think
you should vote for Obama."
(It's not Different in any other Election, it's just
WORSE this Time... It's so Bad this Time that the AP has to Concede it, even if
it is at the Last Minute when the Concession is Likely to have ZERO Effect on
the Outcome. - tha malcontent)
The center analyzed 979 separate news stories shown between Aug. 23 and Oct. 24,
and excluded evaluations based on the campaign horse race, including mention of
how the candidates were doing in polls. For instance, when a voter was
interviewed on CBS Oct. 14 saying he thought Obama brought a freshness to
Washington, that was chalked up as a pro-Obama comment.
(Finding Positive Obama Supporters as Opposed to the
Racist DemocRATS that the AP Found to be about 1/3 of White DemocRATS is Exactly
what the Media Focuses on, while Finding the Most Disaffected Purist
"Constitutionalist/Conservative FORMER REPUBLICan" to Hear how much they don't
Like McCain... I could've Written the Script 2 Years ago. - tha malcontent)
When NBC's Andrea Mitchell reported Oct. 1 that some conservatives say that
Sarah Palin is not ready for prime-time, that's marked in the negative column
(And it's also a Baited Question... That Question is
NOT Obsessively Asked of the at least Equally Inexperienced #1 on the
Democrat... More of the Abject Bias. - tha malcontent)
ABC recorded 57 percent favorable comments toward the Democrats, and 42 percent
positive for the Republicans. NBC had 56 percent positive for the Democrats, 16
percent for the Republicans. CBS had 73 percent positive (Obama), versus 31
Hume's telecast had 39 percent favorable comments for McCain and 28 percent
positive for the Democratic ticket.
It was the second study in two weeks to remark upon negative coverage for the
McCain-Palin ticket. The Project for Excellence in Journalism concluded last
week that McCain's coverage has been overwhelmingly negative since the
conventions ended, while Obama's has been more mixed.
(It was the 2nd at least, yet this Seems to be the
First Acknowledgement by the "Free Press" of their Bias... Shocked?... NOPE. -
Meanwhile, another survey issued Friday by the Pew Research Center for the
People & the Press showed that television continues to be Americans' main source
for campaign news, particularly the cable news networks.
But there were clear partisan differences in where people turned.
For instance, of the people who said they got most of their campaign news from
Fox News Channel, 52 percent identified themselves as Republican, 17 percent as
Democrats and 30 percent as independents, the Pew center said.
(More DemocRATS watch FOXNews that REPUBLICans watch
PMSNBC?... I am not Surprised by that. - tha malcontent)
MSNBC viewers interested in campaign news identified themselves at 11 percent
Republican, 50 percent Democratic and 36 percent independent. The breakdown for
CNN: 13 percent Republican, 45 percent Democrat, 38 percent independent.
The study was based on a survey of 2,011 people taken Oct. 17-20 and 24-27. It
has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percent.
(Well, I Hope that Made the AP Feel better getting
that Off their Chests... Again, it would've been Nice to Hear a Month ago or
so... - tha malcontent)
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