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How’s the water in there?
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, September 30, 2008

How far "in the tank" the press has been for Obama has been remarked on by many. As I like to say, they're so far in the tank they've grown gills (and no that's not original).

But, as we all know, sometimes a picture is worth a 1,000 words:



The result of the love-fest will be seen in November. And I'm sure you can guess how I think it will turn out. The power of the press - 4th estate or 5th column?

(HT: Willisms)

 
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If the media did half the vetting of Obama that they did of Palin, McCain would have a double digit lead.
 
Written By: John
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If the media did half the vetting of Obama that they did of Palin
no he would be facing jail time
 
Written By: capt joe
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no he would be facing jail time
Wouldn’t that make for some fine primetime news coverage? A sitting President impeached, removed from office, and sentenced to jail time. Priceless. Everyone would be watching the news and reading the newspapers for months.

The last time the news media successfully ignored a Presidential candidate’s sleazy history, we got the second impeached President in our history. This time, they may be betting on the trifecta.
 
Written By: Arcs
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There aren’t many negative stories because there’s nothing negative to report, silly. He’s a saint. Duh.
 
Written By: Grimshaw
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I’d be interested in a graph of McCain positive vs. negative stories, too. As it is, someone could just claim that McCain got similar treatment, and without the data there’s not much you could say.
 
Written By: Doug Payton
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There have been positive stories about McCain?

And Palin? Any actually positive stories about her?
 
Written By: looker
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Looks to me like when Obama got too far ahead the media started balancing their coverage to even it up and increase the competition. They thrive on conflict, to the point of creating and maintaining it.
 
Written By: DAve
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Looks to me like when Obama got too far ahead the media started balancing their coverage to even it up and increase the competition.
It’s the nature of the medium.
Reminds me of the 2006 Fiesta Bowl. Note the inflection. It was clear that the announcers wanted the underdog to win. The media coverage of Obama vs. McCain is no different.

Cheers.
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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Looks to me like when Obama got too far ahead the media started balancing their coverage to even it up and increase the competition. They thrive on conflict, to the point of creating and maintaining it.
You mean if you consider a 2:1 or 3:1 ratio balanced? And in fact, previously it has always been a competative race.
It’s the nature of the medium.
Reminds me of the 2006 Fiesta Bowl. Note the inflection. It was clear that the announcers wanted the underdog to win. The media coverage of Obama vs. McCain is no different.
Pro Obama and pro left bias is obvious, and proven in studies like the UCLA polysci study.

Other factors besides bias are no doubt involved, but the other factors ride on a sea of bias . . .
 
Written By: Don
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I get a little bent up by the phrase "fifth column", which implies that by siding with one party in a domestic political race they support our countries enemies.
 
Written By: douglas2
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douglas2,

The term 5th Column comes from the Spanish civil war, where one side (I forgot which) had 4 columns marching on a city, and said they also had a "Fifth Column" inside the city of secret supporters ready to rise up.

Its use does not have a context of foreign enemies, but instead hidden allies.
 
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