Thursday, March 17, 2005

Media, and the Need For Blogs

From the March 14th

What Liberal Media?
"U.S. media coverage of last year's election was three times more likely to be negative toward President Bush than Democratic challenger John Kerry, according to a study released Monday," Reuters reports:

The annual report by a press watchdog that is affiliated with Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism said that 36 percent of stories about Bush were negative compared to 12 percent about Kerry, a Massachusetts senator.

Now, a newsman might say in his industry's defense that the media were simply reporting the facts, and the haughty, French-looking Massachusetts Democrat, who by the way served in Vietnam, was simply a more appealing candidate than President Bush. Which we guess would explain why Kerry won . . .

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Update, 3/24/05 1:58pm: Now there's this backpedaling. Glenn has it right; why weren't they saying this before the election?

Keep in mind, this is from al-Reuters. But of course, the mainstream media are not left-leaning!


Anonymous said...

French-looking Massachusetts Democrat?

You sir, are a racist.

I fart in your general direction.

Darren said...

The French are a race? Interesting.

Actually, that part you quoted was all part of the piece that I linked to.

I hope, given the Monty Python line, that you're attempting to be funny, but I can't tell.