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Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:51 AM

Media Favored Romney Over Obama During GOP Primaries: Study

Media Favored Romney Over Obama During GOP Primaries: Study
by Howard Kurtz Apr 23, 2012 12:01 AM EDT

Forget liberal bias. A new study reveals that the press covered Romney twice as favorably as Obama during the primaries—and declared the GOP race over weeks ago, reports Howard Kurtz. Plus, Peter Beinart on the Democrats anti-Mormom problem.

During the bruising Republican primaries, there was one candidate whose coverage was more relentlessly negative than the rest. In fact, he did not enjoy a single week where positive treatment by the media outweighed the negative.

His name is Barack Obama.

That is among the findings of a study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, a Washington nonprofit that examined 52 key newspaper, television, radio, and Web outlets.

“Day in and day out, he was criticized by the entire Republican field on a variety of policies,” Mark Jurkowitz, the group’s associate director, says of Obama. “And he was inextricably linked to events that generated negative coverage”—including rising gas prices, the ailing economy, and the renewed debate over his health care law.

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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/23/media-favored-romney-over-obama-during-gop-primaries-study.html

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still_one Apr 2012 #4
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bigdarryl Apr 2012 #5
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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:54 AM

1. We all saw it here

It's still going on - by the way

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:07 AM

2. the liberal bias is and always has been a myth.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:29 AM

4. It hasn't always been a myth, but it has been for over 30 years for sure. /nt

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:24 AM

3. Whenever someone alleges that there's a liberal media bias,

all you have to do is ask them why * was elected pResident twice, and why we do not still have a Democratic majority in Congress.

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 11:46 AM

5. This is exactly what I was afraid of in this election just like Gore vs Bush

Gore was CRUCIFIED during 2000 all that Bush is a guy you want to have a beer with got us this dumb motherfucker in the White HOUSE and a senseless war in Iraq and a bad economy

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 01:06 PM

6. Bain Capital owns 1/5 of the Corporate Media. Of course the M$M will be kind to R-Money.

They've never really been kind to Obama, instead allowing Teabagger/Rethug hate rhetoric to go unchallenged. Every Sunday morning, conservatives dominate the talk shows. This has been going on for many years.

And for those who still believe that Obama was coddled during the 2007-2008 primaries and GE, I call bullshit! How many fucking months did the Corporate Media spend on Muslim rumors, pastorgate, China-made flag lapel pins, William Ayers, and Sarah Palin? How many? Obama was NEVER liked by the media; even Carville admitted that Obama has no friends in the media like when Clinton did.

That the media was and is liberal is a straight up lie that has been repeated over and over again for the last 40 years. When I hear fellow liberals roll with that bullshit, it makes me ill!

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