The Media Research Center points to media coverage of John McCain and Barack Obama and…hold on…better sit down…coverage of Obama has been more positive and coverage of McCain has been more negative.
A Pew report which came out Oct 29 compared Fox News and MSNBC, finding that on MSNBC McCain received about 7x as much negative coverage as positive, while Obama received 4x as much positive than negative. The picture at Fox News, while not equal, was far more balanced.
A Pew report on Oct. 22 found overall coverage of McCain was more than 4x more negative than positive (57% negative, 14% positive). The numbers were more even for Obama, with positive coverage still coming out ahead at 36% positive versus 29% negative.
The Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University also found a strong bias in the “mainstream” media. They found 65% positive coverage for Obama versus 36% for McCain
I wonder if McCain has finally awaken to what we’ve been trying to tell him for years: while veering Left on some issues with get you momentary love from the “mainstream” media, it is fleeting, and as soon as they face a choice between you and someone more liberal, you’re the proverbial hot potato, pal.
It must be nice for the Democrats to have a massive propaganda operation to polish your message, filter out the criticism, and put a microscope on the other guy’s flaws.
Too bad (for the country) their ideas aren’t forced to compete on a level field in the public arena. Without the hype and manipulation, I’m convinced the American people would reject their un-American ideas nearly every time.
With propaganda offices like ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, et al, it’s a wonder conservatives ever achieve anything.