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Mon Apr 23, 2012, 11:46 AM

Romney lies, gets nearly three times as much positive media coverage as President Obama



http://www.journalism.org/commentary_backgrounder/pejs_election_report


Of course, the NYT had to tell us they're going to scrutinize the President: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002597314

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Reply Romney lies, gets nearly three times as much positive media coverage as President Obama (Original post)
ProSense Apr 2012 OP
CatWoman Apr 2012 #1
ProSense Apr 2012 #2
bonniebgood Apr 2012 #3
spanone Apr 2012 #14
Johonny Apr 2012 #4
BlancheSplanchnik Apr 2012 #5
Major Hogwash Apr 2012 #6
otohara Apr 2012 #7
Madmiddle Apr 2012 #8
BumRushDaShow Apr 2012 #9
NNN0LHI Apr 2012 #10
NewJeffCT Apr 2012 #11
ut oh Apr 2012 #12
spanone Apr 2012 #13
stupidicus Apr 2012 #15
eyewall Apr 2012 #16
Orrex Apr 2012 #17
Fearless Apr 2012 #18
bluestate10 Apr 2012 #19
ffr Apr 2012 #20
Jamaal510 Apr 2012 #21
AtheistCrusader Apr 2012 #22
JayhawkSD Apr 2012 #23
ProSense Apr 2012 #24
JayhawkSD Apr 2012 #25
ProSense Apr 2012 #28
Lil Missy Apr 2012 #27
Rex Apr 2012 #26


Response to CatWoman (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 12:07 PM

2. Holy shit!

That's so absurd it funny.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 12:28 PM

3. Nothing New here

Now we know who the m$m want in the "white" house. Unless the Obama Administration
address this issue it's probable a non-issue. Anyone else complain or mention this BS it's called "whining".

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Response to ProSense (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:21 PM

14. dear mr gregory, your bias is showing.

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 12:42 PM

4. I love the AXELROD talks policy over and over

even if the idiot asking the questions doesn't seem prepared for such substantial answers. He seems almost surprised the president wants to talk the economy. Like all he knows is somehow Romney is strong in economy, obama weak.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 01:44 PM

5. THIS is what worries and infuriates me! n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 01:49 PM

6. I think that is because the MSM has figured out . . .

. . . that the American people aren't paying any attention to the malarky they are putting out how Romney would make a good President, when compared to President Obama.

Romney is planning on dropping off of the political landscape after he loses in November and everyone knows it.
The curtain on this particular act of Kabuki theatre, as KO calls it, is already starting to come down on the stage.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 01:52 PM

7. Two Reports in One Week on Media

Tells us what we've know for years.

What liberal media?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 02:25 PM

8. Media

outlets are run by large corporations, with lots and lots of money. It only takes about five minutes worth of news watching to figure out which side they are on. Yeah sure, there are some media people that are more or less, on the side of the United States President Barack Obama, but most white folk that are hired to report the news are well payed people, so we all know where lots of money leads these hires, to the darkside of the political aisle, yes the right side. Rarely to the left.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 02:31 PM

9. To quote the EWF Song

That's the way, of the world...

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 02:34 PM

10. This is why President Obama is going to need every penny he can raise

The media is in the tank for Romney.

Don

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 02:44 PM

11. It was the same in 2008

Obama got more coverage than McCain, but also far more negative coverage.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 03:55 PM

12. Well what do you expect ...

from the 'Liberal Media'?

The 'Liberal Media' should always televise and support GOP candidates...

oh wait...

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:00 PM

13. i think we can beat romney, but i don't know if we can beat 90% of the media & romney

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:32 PM

15. That's our "in the tank for BHO/liberal" media for you

it's not surprising at all, given it was easily predictable and was, that they'd be his worst enemy in 2008

equally unsurprising has been all the rightwingers denying that this is evidence for how preposturous that "liberal" media myth is

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 05:51 PM

16. The Lamestream Media...

Thank you Sarah

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 07:22 PM

17. Not surprising. During her weekly nonsense on NPR last week...

Cokie Robers all but called the 2012 election for Romney. She highlighted a string of negative indicators that will hurt Obama, while totally glossing over Romney's gaffs utter incompetence for the office.

The liberal media indeed!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 08:47 PM

18. The president should take this to heart and find ways to make positive news...

Not that he isn't and that the press isn't biased, but they will go where to dollars are... ratings drive tv news. The republican train wreck has been very profitable for them.... He needs to come out and support something vocally or attack the Republicans strongly.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:55 PM

19. Romney is in the real world now. His bullshit will get thrown back in his face. nt

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:55 AM

20. M$M needs a horse race to keep their ratings up

Come on! We all know how lopsided this race is and who'd win the Rethug primaries. Would people watch if M$M kept repeating that? Expect more of the same and for it to get worse if the polling doesn't change.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 02:39 AM

21. Polls like these

almost make a person not want to watch the news anymore. It's a shame, in all honesty. I used to trust the media and believe they always tell the truth and have no reason to distort facts until I started seeing these type of stats indicating a rightward slant, and when I started learning about the things that pundits do to frame their stories.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 03:09 AM

22. Daaaaaamn

That is grotesque.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 10:07 AM

23. There is a Republican primary.

That's the price we pay for not having a Democratic primary contest. Obama has been speaking, but only in general terms and not targeted to a nominated candidate. The Republican primary contest is candidates speaking against each other in an actual contest. That deserves more coverage, even though it is badly done.

Now it is your turn, go ahead and call me a tool of the other side or a "Romney defending troll." That makes me laugh when I have voted Democratic more times than most of you have changed your damned socks. It's merely that I value truth.

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Response to JayhawkSD (Reply #23)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 10:29 AM

24. So

"That's the price we pay for not having a Democratic primary contest. Obama has been speaking, but only in general terms and not targeted to a nominated candidate. The Republican primary contest is candidates speaking against each other in an actual contest. That deserves more coverage, even though it is badly done.'

...in your estimation the media would have been more negative of Romney and more positive of Obama had there been a Democratic primary?

Really?

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Response to ProSense (Reply #24)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 01:04 PM

25. No, not really

Oh, for God's sake. The fact that Obama is not running against anyone means there is no news. There is nothing to cover. There is no contest.

If one person is running a mile race and has no competitors, is circling the track by himself, how many sportswriters are going to be filming the event? None.

There is a Republican primary. They are covering it. There is no Democratic primary, so they are not covering it.

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Response to JayhawkSD (Reply #25)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 01:11 PM

28. The OP

"Oh, for God's sake. The fact that Obama is not running against anyone means there is no news. There is nothing to cover. There is no contest."

...has nothing whatsoever to do with the amount of coverage, it's the nature of the coverage.





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Response to JayhawkSD (Reply #23)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 01:08 PM

27. We don't need a Democratic Primary. Obama is our nominee.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 01:07 PM

26. The M$M works for the same people the GOP does.

And when they get their marching orders to help pick the next POTUS, they do so without asking questions. The M$M is the best tool the GOP ever created!

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