1. Even MSNBC says their biased to the left and particularly Obama:Â http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19113485/
I see your Kennedy and raise you a Reagan
I had a hard time believing it when my friends on a different blogging site told me that the only news station that wasn't biased against Hillary Clinton was Fox News (dubbed "Faux" News by the progressive bloggers);Â I despised Fox News and its role in the 2000 Presidential Elections.Â However, the more I read online and the more I watched CNN and MSNBC--the larger cable news networks--the more I saw that Clinton victories were downplayed and Obama losses were shrugged off.Â Dan Abrams was the only one to acknowledge this, and even then I was still skeptical about Fox...until the day wee hours before the first polls opened on Super Tuesday.
I'd turned on CNN just to see if there was anything politically worth watching during the first few hours of Super Tuesday, and just about every minute someone said "Barack Obama".Â It was "Barack Obama this, Barack Obama that, Barack Obama in a few minutes to talk about--"Â Click.Â I switched the channel over to Fox News and lo and behold, Hillary Clinton was in the midst of an interview with "Fox and Friends". Â
I've watched Fox News for over 24 hours now.Â I'm feeling a bit dirty (perhaps as dirty as I felt when Anne Coulter said that she would campaign for Clinton if McCain is the Republican nominee).Â They've sofar lived up to my friends' suggestions about being the only television news source (aside from the smatterings of Dan Abrams on MSNBC) to be giving fair coverage of Clinton's campaign progress.
3. Information from article in Washington Post Dated June 23, 2004But the partisan drift may grow, because distrust is spreading. In 1988 Pew found that 58 percent of the public thought there was "no bias" in election coverage. Now that's 38 percent: 22 percent find a Democratic bias, 17 percent a Republican tilt. Almost all major media have suffered confidence declines. Among Republicans, only 12 percent say they believe "all or most" of Newsweek; for Democrats the figure is twice that, 26 percent. In 1985 the overall figure was higher (31 percent), with little partisan gap. Newsweek's numbers typify mainstream media. Only 14 percent of Republicans believe "all or most" of the New York Times, vs. 31 percent of Democrats.
4.Â Public Sees Media's Pro-Obama/Anti-McCain and Palin Tilt
Several surveys have confirmed the public recognizes the news media's liberal bias this campaign season -- while the media's credibility has plummeted to new lows.
- By Nearly 8-to-1, Voters Say Journalists Want Obama to Win
- By 5-to-1 Public Thinks Most Journalists Trying to Elect Obama
- Rasmussen: By 10-to-1 Public Says Reporters 'Trying to Hurt Palin'
- Pew Finds Media Credibility Plummets to All-Time Lows
- Rasmussen: '55% Say Media Bias Bigger Problem than Campaign Cash'
- Fox News Poll: Two-Thirds Think Most Journalists Want Obama to Win
- Rasmussen: Three Times More See Pro-Obama Over Pro-McCain Bias
- Pew: Many Recognize Media's Pro-Obama Bias, Democrats Prefer CNN
I could go on, but sheep need to stop whining about the right winged media, and pay attention the real facts.Â The shearers are coming for your head of hair, and you will make a nice set of lamb chops.Â As for me and my house, we will watch Fox, and the left wing media, for I need to know both sides to protect myself.