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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Media bias? What Media Bias? Presidential Coverage Edition

After the Associated Press opened an article with this sentence: "WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is capping his birthday week with an afternoon of golfing on Saturday and a barbecue on Sunday." Jake Boot of Bigjournalism.com asked, "Does Anybody Remember Reading about George W. Bush’s ‘Birthday Week’?"

Now watch this video as author Andrew Klavan reveals how economic news was presented during the George W. Bush administration as compared to the current administration:



Think back to that video and consider the recent "Journolist" scandal (A scandal by the way which was essentially ignored as much as possible by the lamestream media) next time someone downplays media bias. During both the Bush and Obama administrations the media on multiple used nearly identical language to frame the economy in a way favorable to liberals. There is no doubt that there is message coordination from Dems to the media.

(H/T to Curmudgeonly & Skeptical)

3 Comments:

Blogger bob said...

The liberals come back is that conservatives have talk radio so that evens out the bias. The only thing is that talk radio doesn't claim to be unbiased.

August 9, 2010 at 1:29 AM

 
Blogger bokk said...

你的分享很不錯.. 謝謝 ..................................................

August 10, 2010 at 6:54 AM

 
OpenID kingshamus said...

Yeah, if you listen the MSM, they insist they're right down the middle.

August 11, 2010 at 10:05 AM

 

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