March 25, 2009

The delusion that persists at MSNBC

David Shuster, who was subbing for blowhard Keith Olbermann on "Countdown" Monday night:

Even though independent reports have shown the media was more critical of Barack Obama than John McCain during the presidential contest, there is still a fantasy that the press is ga-ga over now President Obama.

Which "independent reports," David? He doesn't say. Oh. Newsbusters reports that a Pew Research Poll found that by a margin of 70% to 9%, the public felt that journalists wanted Obama to win the election. Now seriously, ultimately isn't the public's opinion ultimately what matters in this regard, studies notwithstanding? Don't they have a handle on the tone of the overall reporting on the election -- or anything else?

They sure do.

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Posted by Hube at March 25, 2009 06:37 PM | TrackBack

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I remember reading after the 1988 election (I think) that the press responded to charges of bias by pointing to surveys showing that while conservatives thought the media was biased, liberals thought they were fair, so obviously the media was fair. "People who agree with the bias we're accused of having think we're unbiased, so we're clearly unbiased."

No wonder the press is in decline if that's what passes for critical thinking.

Posted by: Paul Smith Jr at March 25, 2009 07:28 PM