Thursday, January 15, 2004

Media Whores

This can't come as a surprise for any news junkie, but the Center for Media and Public Affairs has just released a study showing that the media has been substantially harder on Howard Dean than on any of his competitors. Well, duh.

The Associated Press story said that "Researchers examined 187 stories broadcast on the ABC, CBS or NBC evening newscasts in 2003, looking at elements including quoted remarks about candidates and how they were depicted in profiles.

"The study found that 49 percent of the coverage of former Vermont Gov. Dean was positive, compared to 78 percent of the rest of the Democratic field, collectively."

The piling-on is offensive. And very, very noticeable. No matter who you support ultimately for the Democratic nomination.

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