Democrats are not only favored in the tone of the coverage. They get more
coverage period. This is particularly evident on morning news shows, which
"produced almost twice as many stories (51% to 27%) focused on Democratic
candidates than on Republicans."
The most flagrant bias, however, was found in newspapers. In reviewing
front-page coverage in 11 newspapers, the study found the tone positive in
nearly six times as many stories about Democrats as it was negative.
Breaking it down by candidates, the survey found that Sens. Barack
Obama and Hillary Clinton were the favorites. "Obama's front page coverage was
70% positive and 9% negative, and Clinton's was similarly 61% positive and 13%
In stories about Republicans, on the other hand, the tone was positive
in only a quarter of the stories; in four in 10 it was negative.
The study also discovered that newspaper stories "tended to be focused
more on political matters and less on issues and ideas than the media overall.
In all, 71% of newspaper stories concentrated on the 'game,' compared with 63%
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Skinny Bean in Denver, who not only is responsible for most of the interesting posts on Uncle Mikey these days but who lived a personal wet dream by attending the Green Bay/Denver Monday Night Football game in which his spirit guide Bert Frave (or something like that) saved the day with a 279-yard game-winning touchdown in overtime, points us to something that settles a longstanding argument I've been having with the few liberals who will still talk to me: the liberal media is biased toward liberalism and against conservatism. Shocker! Says who? Says Harvard: