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Press Favored Obama Throughout Campaign 1601

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
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narcberry writes "After complaints of one-sided reporting, the Washington Post checked their own articles and agreed. Obama was clearly favored, throughout his campaign, in terms of more favorable articles, less criticism, better page real-estate, more pictures, and total disregard for problems such as his drug use. 'Stories and photos about Obama in the news pages outnumbered those devoted to McCain. Reporters, photographers and editors found the candidacy of Obama, the first African American major-party nominee, more newsworthy and historic. Journalists love the new; McCain, 25 years older than Obama, was already well known and had more scars from his longer career in politics. The number of Obama stories since Nov. 11 was 946, compared with McCain's 786. Both had hard-fought primary campaigns, but Obama's battle with Hillary Rodham Clinton was longer, and the numbers reflect that. McCain clinched the GOP nomination on March 4, three months before Obama won his. From June 4 to Election Day, the tally was Obama, 626 stories, and McCain, 584. Obama was on the front page 176 times, McCain, 144 times; 41 stories featured both.'"
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Press Favored Obama Throughout Campaign

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  • by Malevolent Tester (1201209) on Monday November 10, 2008 @09:34AM (#25702623) Journal
    1) Go to Daily Kos or a similar site and retrieve a vanity post from 2004 whining about Bush stealing the election
    2) Replace Bush with Obama, and post to FreeRepublic
    3) Drink a shot everytime someone replies positively
    4) Die of alcohol poisoning

    Irony laden fun for the whole family.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 10, 2008 @09:41AM (#25702717)

    My fellow Americans, let me be the last to retail slanderous rumors. I have great respect for Mr. Obama and his family. But when our nation and our GOD-given rights are at risk, no patriot can remain silent. It has coem to my attention that our worst fears have been confirmed. "Barack Obama," whose real name is Giuseppe Franconi, is an agent of the sinister Italian power! Americans, imagine the not-so-far future: government agents violating the sanctity of our TV-rooms, our base ball parks, and our children's schools and churches, confiscating our GOD-given hot dogs and replacing them with salamies! Is this the "change" you believe in? Is this your "hope" for the future? I for one will not remain silent as nefarious Italian agents use the cover of the freedoms that we love to spirit their nefarious ices into our Democratic sanctuary.

    Now let me say I have nothing against the Italian people, who are a peace-loving people with a noble and historic culture. Their language, Mexican, is shared by many proud, upstanding hispanic citizens of this great land. But the hot-dog conspiracy is war, by a small secret cabal of Italians who hate freedom and our GOD-given meat products, and our freedom to eat hot dogs in our tv rooms must be defended. As long as I am the president, this administration will take the fight to the enemy and defeat the Italian menace. Thank you and GOD BLESS AMERICA

  • Re:... and? (Score:3, Funny)

    by Spookticus (985296) on Monday November 10, 2008 @09:50AM (#25702825)
    google "2012 Polling statistics". http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/election.png [xkcd.com]
  • by arotenbe (1203922) on Monday November 10, 2008 @10:03AM (#25702991) Journal

    Is there any surprise? The media (with the exception of Fox News) has always had a pretty large liberal bias.

    Having said that, Obama is young, charismatic, and is promoting the change America wants. He would have won either way.

    Reality has a well-known liberal bias!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 10, 2008 @10:03AM (#25703001)

    I never said the change was a good thing.

    Especially with how smoothly things are going right now.

  • Re:Duh. (Score:3, Funny)

    by 0100010001010011 (652467) on Monday November 10, 2008 @10:29AM (#25703393)

    I think Palin hit closer to home for most voters. I'm sure most people don't know what the Bush Doctrine [youtube.com], read a paper [youtube.com], or could name a supreme court decision they agreed with [youtube.com], or have any clue about international relations [youtube.com].

    Obama just managed to be smarter than the average voter without sounding condescending.

  • Re:yah (Score:2, Funny)

    by entrigant (233266) on Monday November 10, 2008 @10:44AM (#25703647)

    Forgive me. Palin is clearly a highly moral and ethical person. She exudes intelligence, forethought, and and compassion.

    Palin 2012!

  • I knew it! (Score:2, Funny)

    by qazwart (261667) on Monday November 10, 2008 @10:53AM (#25703811) Homepage

    Damn that liberal media! Because of them, Ron Paul didn't get elected!

  • by Hatta (162192) on Monday November 10, 2008 @11:25AM (#25704379) Journal

    You want liberal bias? Watch or listen to PBS/NPR?

    Because responsible reporting is unfair to conservatives.

  • Re:Duh. (Score:3, Funny)

    by Arslan ibn Da'ud (636514) on Monday November 10, 2008 @01:22PM (#25706739) Homepage

    Damn, and I burned all my mod points on last week's "Stupid Emacs Tricks".

    Somewhere, someone's laughing at me.

  • Re:Duh. (Score:2, Funny)

    by Chosen Reject (842143) on Monday November 10, 2008 @02:34PM (#25708121)
    Concerning Obama's drug use, this is the first time I've heard of it. But then, I get nearly all of my news from slashdot.

    As for the outcome of the election, I knew back in 2006 that the democrats would have had to have put up a dead homosexual squirrel with needles sticking out of its back full of heroine and little burning American flags for them not to win. With that being said, I hope we can have one election very soon like the 1972 or 1984 elections where the People made it very clear who should win. Something to unite America more than it has been in the last few elections. If we could have a George Washington type of election that would be very heartening.

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