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CHART: Media bias in election 2012 campaign? Republican voices far outnumber Democrat voices.

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Via Fourth Estate, jimromenesko.com

Via

Press release

WHERE IS THE LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS IN ELECTION 2012 CAMPAIGN?

Republican Voices far outnumber Democrat Voices

The 4th Estate Project (4thestate.net), has released a new infographic showing that coverage of the 2012 presidential election is biased toward Republicans, even in outlets traditionally considered part of the “liberal media.” [...]

The infographic released today by The 4th Estate indicates that this conservative strategy is succeeding. “Our data clearly shows that if the mainstream media does have a liberal bias, that bias isn’t manifesting itself in the current campaign,” says Max Krieg, a 4th Estate Strategic Media Analyst. “In fact, the data shows that Republicans are quoted 44% more than Democrats, and the coverage of Mitt Romney is significantly less negative than coverage of Barack Obama.”

“Our technology can measure biases across different topics, media outlets, and journalists,” says Michael Howe, The 4th Estate’s Chief Technology Officer. “The 4th Estate is the first system to be able to methodically and quantitatively track, monitor, and measure in real-time the key data points in this debate, specifically the quantitative measurement of quotes (what The 4 th Estate refers to as “VoiceShare”) and the sentiment of these quotes attributed to individuals and affiliate groups.”

More at the link.

Regular readers know that I've been tracking media bias on the Sunday shows and in general for a very long time. Just follow that link for all my posts.

Librul media my ass.

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"See any pattern here? Repeat the lie and deny you believe it."

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Today's L.A. Times letters to the editor, because our voices matter:

Re "Truth, lies and Obama," Opinion, July 31

Jonah Goldberg does exactly what author David Maraniss addressed in his Op-Ed piece that Goldberg was opining on: repeat the lies and add, "I think Maraniss is a great reporter, and I don't believe for a moment he is in on a cover-up of Obama's real place of birth or his secret Muslim faith."

See any pattern here? Repeat the lie and deny you believe it. Goldberg and his ilk want you to believe that President Obama wasn't properly vetted. He goes on to blame Obama and the "journalistic establishment" for the lies. What a gloriously accommodating phrase that is: journalistic establishment.

By the way, when most of us voted for Obama in 2008 as "a unifier, a pragmatist and a non-ideologue," we knew he would have to govern with Republican obstructionists in Congress — hardly the vacuum Goldberg would have us believe the president has been governing in.

Joel Kmak

El Cajon

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So Goldberg has no trouble believing that journalists have been duped about Obama's "real" relationship with Bill Ayers (among other supposed duplicities)? But wait a minute, isn't Goldberg himself a journalist? Why hasn't he uncovered anything of substance?

Could it be that perhaps there is nothing to be found?

I am so thoroughly tired of these kinds of ad hominem attacks and the media's willingness to entertain them in the supposed interests of journalistic "balance." And so the myth of the "liberal" media continues.

Anthony Kubiak

Irvine

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GottaRant: Media Bias Edition

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This will be a stream-of-consciousness rant, because I'm just coming off watching two hours of nothing but corporately owned distorted "news" commentating. As regular readers know, I write about the obvious bias on the Sunday talkers nearly every week (scroll).

Today I ended up watching ABC and CNN, because MSNBC is airing the Olympic Games and we have two weeks without Chris Hayes and Melissa Harris Perry.

ABC's "This Week" was hosted by Matthew Dowd. Who's Matthew Dowd? Why, he's an American political consultant who was the chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney '04 presidential campaign

Dowd began his political career as a Democrat, working for, among others, Texas Lt. Governor Bob Bullock. In 1999, he switched parties to become a Republican.[1]

During the 2002 election, Dowd was a senior adviser to the Republican National Committee.

During the 2004 Presidential election, Dowd was chief strategist for George W. Bush's re-election campaign.[1]

His HuffPo bio reads, in part:

During the past twenty-five years, Matthew Dowd has helped shape strategies and campaigns for CEOs, corporations, foundations, governments, candidates, and presidents. He is a founding partner of ViaNovo, an international brand positioning firm.

Matthew’s recent political work includes serving as the Chief Strategist on two winning reelection efforts – for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006 and for President George W. Bush in 2004.

Today Dowd's Round Table consisted of Ruth Marcus, David Chalian (Yahoo! News Washington bureau chief), George Will, Brietbart.com contributing editor Dana Loesch, and Donna Brazile. How fair and balanced can you get?

Needless to say it was an Obama-bashing fest with an occasional moment of Brazile, who, when she wanted to challenge the "You didn't build that" GOP attack on the president for being out of context, she was promised she'd get her chance "later." Instead, every conservative on the panel had their say, and when Brazile finally got her chance much later, she was cut off after a one-sentence response because it was time to move on, you see, to Chick-Fil-A.

Watching one run-on stream of misinformation and GOP talking points after another had me screaming at the Tee Vee machine.

And then it was time for CNN to raise my blood pressure even higher. Candy Crowley, immediately after Mitt Romney's Big Israel Speech, called it "impressive". She didn't skip a beat.

Then she proceeded to interview whoever the milquetoast Dems were she was interviewing, pressing them on how awful the economy has been under President Obama (never bothering to mention the 4 million jobs created in the past three and a half years after Bush put the U.S. economy into the toidy; or the crisis in Europe; or the GOP obstruction that prevented any of the president's or Democratic Congress members' jobs plans from being so much as considered).  

As for Romney's speech, she forgot to inform her audience that Benjamin Netanyahu is the "head of the hawkish Likud party,... leads a governing coalition dominated by right-wing and religious parties." Instead she repeated at least three times that he had criticized President Obama. Yes, she failed to mention that "Bibi" is a conservative hawk, just like Willard M. Romney whose foreign policy advisers are mostly Bush-Cheney regime war hawks. She didn't provide context, let alone facts. But she did squeeze in several (paraphrased) versions of, "But Netanyahu said Obama hasn't helped the Iran situation ONE IOTA." "Hey, how about that ONE IOTA comment?" "Did I mention Bibi's ONE IOTA remark?"

Instead, she continued to interrupt Blah Dem, emphasizing Bibi's differences with the president, and finally led into her next segment with words like (again, paraphrased), "Coming up, the economy sucks which sucks for Obama. Stay tuned."

I didn't. Instead, I turned off my TV.

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Another Media Bias Sunday! This week starring Dick Cheney and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia!

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Hey kids! Tomorrow is Media Bias Sunday! Or as I like to call it, Librul Media My Ass Sunday.

Let’s take a sneak preview of what’s coming up on the Big Sunday Talker Line-Up, per The Seattle Times and the L.A. Times, okay? Okay.

This is not a complete list; Paddy provides that to you tomorrow. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the lists include panel members, so bear with me if sometimes those commentators are included… or not. I try not to because panels usually include mostly Republicans, and if there are “Democrats,” they’re about as “liberal” as, well, Harold Ford.

This week ClusterFox is included, because, well, it's pretty obvious:

ABC’s “This Week”–  Mitt Romney (R); Robert Gibbs (D); Kevin Madden (R), adviser to Romney's presidential campaign; Dick Cheney (R)

NBC’s “Meet the Press”– Pre-empted by the Olympics.

CBS’ “Face the Nation”– Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (R); Penn State President Rodney Erickson; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)

CNN’s “State of the Union”– Dick Durbin, (D); Kelly Ayotte (R)

"Fox News Sunday" - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (R- for ResignAlready)

It’s time to do the math:

Red Rs + Red Rs, carry the pi, divided by D, times Bias, minus even-handedness… calculating…

Total: 5 (6 including Scalia) Rs, 3 Ds. Please feel free to check the addition and political affiliations.

There it is: Your librul media at work.

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Coming to a TV near you: Another Media Bias Sunday! And by “media bias” I mean GOP.

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Hey kids! Tomorrow is Media Bias Sunday! Or as I like to call it, Librul Media My Ass Sunday.

Let’s take a sneak preview of what’s coming up on the Big Sunday Talker Line-Up, per The Seattle Times, okay? Okay.

This is not a complete list; Paddy provides that to you tomorrow. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the lists include panel members, so bear with me if sometimes those commentators are included… or not. I try not to because panels usually include mostly Republicans, and if there are “Democrats,” they’re about as “liberal” as, well, Harold Ford.

And as you may have noticed, ClusterFox is not included, because, well come on, what’s the point?

ABC’s “This Week”– Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D); Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R)

NBC’s “Meet the Press”– Sen. Dick Durbin (D); Sen. Jon Kyl (R); Ben Jealous (D); Grover Norquist (R); Ed Gillespie (R)

CBS’ “Face the Nation”– Rep. Paul Ryan (R); Stephanie Cutter (D); Kevin Madden (R)

CNN’s “State of the Union”– David Axelrod (D); Gov. Bob McDonnell (R); Gov. Deval Patrick (D); Ed Gillespie (R)

It’s time to do the math:

Red Rs + Red Rs, carry the pi, divided by D, times Bias, minus even-handedness… calculating…

Total: 8 Rs, 6 Ds. Please feel free to check the addition and political affiliations.

There it is: Your librul media at work.

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Media Bias Sunday returns! And by “media bias” I mean GOP.

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Hey kids! Tomorrow is Media Bias Sunday! Or as I like to call it, Librul Media My Ass Sunday.

Let’s take a sneak preview of what’s coming up on the Big Sunday Talker Line-Up, per The Seattle Times and the L.A. Times, okay? Okay.

This is not a complete list; Paddy provides that to you tomorrow. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the lists include panel members, so bear with me if sometimes those commentators are included… or not. I try not to because panels usually include mostly Republicans, and if there are “Democrats,” they’re about as “liberal” as, well, Harold Ford.

And as you may have noticed, ClusterFox is not included, because, well come on, what’s the point?

ABC’s “This Week” – Govs. Martin O'Malley (D); Bobby Jindal (R)

NBC’s “Meet the Press” – Pre-empted by coverage of the Tour de France.

CBS’ “Face the Nation” – John McCain (R); Dick Durbin (D); former Gov. Haley Barbour (R)

CNN’s “State of the Union” – Mitch McConnell (R); Robert Gibbs (D)

It’s time to do the math:

Red Rs + Red Rs, carry the pi, divided by D, times Bias, minus even-handedness… calculating…

Total: 4 Rs, 3 Ds. Please feel free to check the addition and political affiliations.

There it is: Your librul media at work.

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Look what's back: Media Bias Sunday! And by “media bias” I mean GOP.

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Hey kids! Tomorrow is Media Bias Sunday! Or as I like to call it, Librul Media My Ass Sunday.

Let’s take a sneak preview of what’s coming up on the Big Sunday Talker Line-Up, per The Seattle Times and the L.A. Times, okay? Okay.

This is not a complete list; Paddy provides that to you tomorrow. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the lists include panel members, so bear with me if sometimes those commentators are included… or not. I try not to because panels usually include mostly Republicans, and if there are “Democrats,” they’re about as “liberal” as, well, Harold Ford.

And as you may have noticed, ClusterFox is not included, because, well come on, what’s the point?

ABC’s “This Week” – Rep. Darrell Issa (R)

NBC’s “Meet the Press” – Sen. Marco Rubio (R) (Issa's on the panel, FYI)

CBS’ “Face the Nation” – Gov. Rick Perry (R); former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R); Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D); Obama campaign manager Stephanie Cutter (D); Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom (R)

CNN’s “State of the Union” – Romney adviser Ed Gillespie (R); Rep. Luis Gutierrez, (D); former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez (R)

It’s time to do the math:

Red Rs + Red Rs, carry the pi, divided by D, times Bias, minus even-handedness… calculating…

Total: 7 Rs, 3 Ds. Please feel free to check the addition and political affiliations.

There it is: Your librul media at work.

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