Given the small size of CNN’s primetime audience, I wondered last week whether we should fret too much about the “news” network’s bias. Still, it does make good sport to take note of their bias.
Last night and again this afternoon, while catching CNN during the cardio portion of my workout, I once again found the network exploring an issue raised by the Obama campaign (though, this time, with surprising even-handedness). Still, they were covering the specific topic the Democrats wanted to discuss, Mitt Romney’s record at Bain, rather than the broader inquiry we should be making — into Obama’s record in Washington.
Last week, I recall seeing lengthy discussion at CNN of Mitt Romney’s adolescent antics. And that week, the Romney campaign wanted to talk about the debt the federal government has racked up since Obama took office. Did CNN cover that story with any depth?
This got me wondering whether or not CNN chooses (more readily) to cover those issues the Obama campaign wishes to discuss and downplay those issues pushed by his likely Republican opponent.
I will not have time today to investigate this hypothesis as I’m about to rush out to hear one of the few grownups in Washington speak at the sacred shrine of freedom in Simi Valley. As time allows this week, I will try to check the CNN website to see if their programs tend to follow Obama administration talking points.