Skip to comments.The Loss of the Fourth Estate and the Threat to American Liberty
Posted on 12/03/2012 7:35:37 PM PST by ReformationFan
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I've posted that comment here in various forms since 2008, but yes, it appears that Savage has hit upon it as well:
It is an establishment that has very limited accountability, and one of the most egregious examples of it bias is that of Vietnam War: http://www.conservapedia.com/Liberal_bias#Vietnam_War
(not that Conservapedia is known for diligent objectivity)
The Pew Research Center’s latest analysis puts hard numbers against the claim that the press went out of its way to get Obama re-elected.
According to the report, after months of positive press, “Obama’s coverage improved dramatically” in the crucial final week of the campaign.
In fact, 29% of the stories about Obama that week were positive and just 19% were negative. At the same time, a third of the stories about Mitt Romney were negative, and just 16% were positive.
When it comes to bias, MSNBC is in a league of its own, Pew found. It ran zero negative stories about Obama and zero positive stories about Romney in that last week.
Not only did Obama’s overall coverage improve dramatically, he got far more of it. Pew found that in the last week, 80% of campaign stories featured Obama, compared with 62% for Romney. -http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/112012-634214-how-press-helped-obama-win-reelection.htm
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