HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Fox News this morning - M...

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:04 AM

Fox News this morning - Media coverage of 2012 election vastly more positive for Obama

I saw this segment just before I went for a run.

I get back and start looking for it - this story is from November 19 2012 and only deals with the last week of the campaign

this will be legend and lore in RW media by the end of the weekend

Report: Obama Coverage Turned More Favorable In Final Week Of Election
http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/11/19/report-media-coverage-of-obama-turned-more-favorable

November 19, 2012

Media coverage of President Barack Obama was largely positive in the final week of the presidential campaign, while coverage of Mitt Romney was mostly negative, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.

From October 29 to November 5, positive stories about Obama in mainstream media outlets outnumbered negative ones by 10 percentage points, with 29 percent positive, and 19 negative. On the other hand, negative stories about the GOP nominee Mitt Romney outweighed positive stories by 17 points, with 33 percent negative compared to 16 positive.

Pew suggests the discrepancy in coverage may have been "tied to Obama's strategic position," meaning his improvement in the polls or electoral math as Election Day drew close. New York Times statistician Nate Silver, for example, overwhelmingly predicted an Obama win that week.

The president's response to Superstorm Sandy, which hit the East Coast just a week before Election Day, and which some pundits believed would help Obama look more "presidential," didn't necessarily translate to more positive coverage, according to Pew. But the storm may have diminished the attention the media paid to Romney.

7 replies, 731 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:15 AM

1. 'Librul media in the tank for Obama' claptrap from FAUX

Quelle surprise!

I just had a chuckle at the responses following this article at USN&WR. Good to see that a few stalwart individuals stepped up to point & laugh at the FAUXbots.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:20 AM

2. rMoney was an asshole, good tell tale they're not accepting why they lost...good for DNC as long

...as the leadership in the party stays strong

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:58 AM

3. Huh. Treating Romney like he was a credible candidate was already giving him the benefit of doubt.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:07 AM

4. There simply wasn't that much positive that could have been said ...





about their two candidates. And I say 'their' because it is common knowledge
that Faux is the propaganda arm of the GOP. Always was, always will be.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:48 AM

5. does faux exclude their own biased reporting? they are the harbingers of bullshit.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:56 AM

6. Romney had a blackout of the media, he never engaged them in any capacity up to the election

That's not the media's fault.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:58 AM

7. How do you report positively about a person that is a idiot and hateful?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread