October 29, 2007

Shocker: Dem prez candidates get more positive press than GOP candidates

The study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy found, among other things:

  • Five candidates Democrats Clinton and Barack Obama and Republicans Giuliani, Mitt Romney and John McCain received more than half the coverage. Elizabeth Edwards, the cancer-stricken wife of Democrat John Edwards, received almost as much media attention as her husband.
  • Obama enjoyed the friendliest coverage of the presidential field; McCain endured the most negative. That was due in part to the media's focus on fundraising; Obama raised more than expected and McCain raised less.

And the kicker ...

  • Democrats, overall, got more coverage and more positive ink and airtime than Republicans.

But just remember -- the American media is center to center-right!

Posted by Hube at October 29, 2007 05:16 PM | TrackBack

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