Thursday, November 11, 2004

Stepford Spook or Media Watchdog?

A few days ago I watched Mark Hyman say that, according to a study done by George Mason Univ., John Kerry got more favorable TV coverage than any Presidential candidate in the past 25 years. He went on to say that Kerry had 58% positive coverage over Bush's 36% positive coverage. According to Hyman the Media definitely took sides in this election.

The study is worth a cursory look [PDF file] - especially the samples of negative and positive coverage at the end. This includes quotes from segments that clearly involved interviews with voters (which, from my experience, usually include very balanced coverage of positives for both candidates). It also includes the CBS story about Bush's lack of National Guard. Interestingly, there is no choice quote from all of the coverage about the SBVFT ads. Hmmmm.

So what does this all mean? Well, the liberal media must really exist. We must counter it with propaganda movies and hail Sinclair Broadcasting as our savior.

(Then again... from Bob Fitrakis, "The first time I saw Mark Hyman on Columbus' Sinclair Television ABC affiliate, I told the listeners of my WVKO radio show that he looked like a Stepford CIA clone with a microchip buried in his ass.")