Can the bias be any more clear? When the mainstream media acts like a politician then what else should we expect? Their current stock prices tell us where this is leading…
Glenn Reynolds points out that Obama and Palin have disapproval ratings that are a statistical tie. Given the treatment of the two by the media many will find this very surprising.
The only surprise is the admission of guilt from someone who is clearly not a Palin fan.
In the 2008 election, we took sides, straight and simple, particularly with regard to the vice presidential race. I don’t know that we played a decisive role in that campaign, and I’m not saying the better side lost. What I am saying is that we simply didn’t hold Joe Biden to the same standard as Sarah Palin, and for me, the real loser in this sordid tale is my chosen profession.
Howard Kurtz: “But I have to add: Most major newspapers haven’t covered the Letterman/Palin imbroglio, and it does make me wonder whether there’s a different standard for Palin.”
You don’t say…
When Biden can stick his foot in his mouth at every opportunity yet the media felt compelled to dumpster dive in Alaska then you know the media has chosen sides. The media must either stop choosing sides or else come clean on their bias.
Anyone who follows the news closely would not be surprised at how differently these same events would be covered if Palin were President. What would the US be like if the press covered both parties with the same intensity?
Obama had a record shattering $745,000,000 fundraising haul by rejecting public financing in spite of a written pledge to accept it while McCain abided by his pledge to accept public financing. If the Democratic/Republican roles were reversed the headlines would all be about how the election was bought and paid for with private funds. So what does the AP again choose to highlight? Sexist coverage of funds spent on Palin…
MORE: Post-election polling shows that these particular Obama voters were not cherry picked… They were just media consumers.