Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Kirsten Powers on Media Bias

Kirsten Powers is that rare thing, an honest liberal working in the media. In her new New York Post column Kirsten discusses media bias, particularly when it comes to the media letting Joe Biden coast while Sarah Palin is maligned on a daily basis.

It's hard to imagine media bias could get worse than the year of Rathergate, but the bias is absolutely off the charts now. For instance, Andrea Mitchell of NBC News takes away from Joe Biden's warning that Obama's election would precipitate an immediate crisis, testing the inexperienced President, that Obama has "a spine of steel," completely ignoring any context or concerns.

Drew Griffin's outright lie to Governor Palin's face, claiming that National Review had said she was inept and incompetent, was one of the most blatant examples of journalistic malpractice I've ever seen.

Even Fox News is getting into the act, as the Special Report roundtable ignores positive polls, buying into the spin that Obama has an almost insurmountable lead. They say McCain still has a chance, but there's always a "but" following that statement.

One study shows that only 14 percent of McCain's press coverage has been positive, compared to 36% for Obama.

Previously: Kirsten Powers: How Obama Blew It.

Thursday Update: Thanks to Holley for mentioning another interesting article by a Democrat newspaper columnist, Would the Last Honest Reporter Please Turn On the Lights?


Blogger windycorner said...

This is so refreshing to read. I also read Orson Scott Card's article in which he tore up his local paper's reporters. It's title is Would The Last Honest Reporter Please Yurn On The Lights?
Well worth the read.

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