Sunday, October 22, 2006

Media Bias By the Numbers

Brian Fitzpatrick of Human Events has done some interesting research about media coverage.

In an entire year, the "big three" networks aired 19 stories about the prosecution and conviction of Democrat Congressman Mel Reynolds for the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl.

By contrast, the three networks aired 152 stories about Republican Congressman Mark Foley's email/instant messaging scandal in less than two weeks!

The contrast, in terms of numbers, news significance, and time frame, is staggering.

Fitzpatrick also highlights a fascinating quote by Newsweek's Jonathan Alter: "I hope this election is going to mark the demise of the values voters."

Oh, really?


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