Friday, November 02, 2007

Even Harvard Finds The Media Biased

Heh, this is a no duh moment.

Just like so many reports before it, a joint survey by the Project for Excellence in Journalism and Harvard's Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy — hardly a bastion of conservative orthodoxy — found that in covering the current presidential race, the media are sympathetic to Democrats and hostile to Republicans.

Democrats are not only favored in the tone of the coverage. They get more coverage period. This is particularly evident on morning news shows, which "produced almost twice as many stories (51% to 27%) focused on Democratic candidates than on Republicans." Read More.

1 comment:

Ray said...

The bias has been evident for some time, despite the denial and spin to the contrary.

The real problem is that the "coverage" focuses on the political game rather than on issues. Those who depend soley on the media for the info to make their voting decisions find themselves participating in popularity/spin contests rather than making a decision about the suitability and the solutions each of the candidates are offering to solve problems.