Thursday, October 30, 2008

Media bias? 'You betcha' say readers of Politico

Readers unloaded on in unprecedented numbers on what they see as liberal bias in the nation's news media coverage of the presidential race.

And I have to agree with the readers, even though I have endorsed Obama.

When I worked for The Tennessean newspaper into 2006, that bias was obvious on the news pages. When Al Gore in the 2000 presidential race was wrongly proclaimed the victor in Florida, a cheer went up in the newsroom. So much for objectivity.

Two savvy readers made these comments to Politico:

"Sometimes not saying something is just as damning as what you do say," one reader wrote. "I am disturbed by the fact that one part[y]'s VP has had more backgrou[n]d reported on them than the opposite party's lead candidate."

"McCain's campaign, especially Palin, has gotten a lot more criticism from the media on these investigative pieces, where they dig into Palin's past," another said. "Despite there being glaring gaps in the biography of Obama regarding his upbringing, his state senate activity, his academic writings and lectures, his legal clients, his tactics, associations, and advocacies as a community organizer, none of this seems to have been investigated by the mainstream media."

They're right. Joe Biden has turned into the biggest drag on the Obama ticket with his loose lips on the foreign policy threat and in reducing the households that will be helped by an Obama tax cut.

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Is this media biased? Yes.

Does it see a need to change. No.

So you as a reader should act appropriately and abandon the biased media and seek an independent one dedicated to giving both sides and respecting your intelligence to decide who is right and who is wrong.

That's what my blog is dedicated to.

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