Study after study confirms what we in the “rightosphere” have long supposed (and what responsible journalists have reported): the media are biased in favor of Obama.Â According to a recent report from the respected Center for Media and Public Affairs:
Comments made by sources, voters, reporters and anchors that aired on ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts over the past two months reflected positively on Obama in 65 percent of cases, compared to 31 percent of cases with regards to McCain
The American people are beginning to take notice, with 70% believing most journalists want Obama to win.Â Jennifer Rubin finds the media “has simply deferred to the Obama version of reality:”
Obama says he’s a reformer, so no use asking him why he didn’t challenge the Daley machine at any point. He says he couldn’t possibly support infanticide, so there’s no point of taking him through the specifics of his votes on the Born Alive Infants legislation. . . .Â Obama’s such a post-partisan guy there really isn’t any point grilling him as to how he could be unaware of Reverend Wright’s rhetoric.
Wat explains this bias?Â We’ve known for some time that more reporters lean left.Â But, this year, the coverage seems especially skewed toward the Democrat.Â With the declining power of the MSM, Jim Treacher thinks “they see this election as their last shot at making a difference.”Â Glenn Reynolds agrees:
Their reputation and readership/viewership keep falling. And layoffs keep happening . . .Â they’re willing to pull out all the stops because they realize this is the last election where they have a chance at swinging things. . . .Â No point saving your credibility for the future when you don’t have a future
I think that’s part of it.Â A big part of it.Â But, there’s more to it than that.
Most mainstream reporters today are too young to have covered a truly historic movement against one of the ugliest spots in American history.Â They missed the Civil Rights movement.Â They want to cover a similar historic moment.Â The election of our nation’s first black president would be just that.
Even though I don’t support Obama’s policies and have come to distrust his rhetoric, I do appreciate the symbolic impact of his election.Â It seems many in the media have made that symbol the focus of their coverage.