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Pew Research: Most Voters Say Media Wants Obama to Win

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Voters overwhelmingly believe that the media wants Barack Obama to win the presidential election. By a margin of 70%-9%, Americans say most journalists want to see Obama, not John McCain, win on Nov. 4. Another 8% say journalists don’t favor either candidate, and 13% say they don’t know which candidate most reporters support.

In recent presidential campaigns, voters repeatedly have said they thought journalists favored the Democratic candidate over the Republican. But this year’s margin is particularly wide.

At this stage of the 2004 campaign, 50% of voters said most journalists wanted to see John Kerry win the election, while 22% said most journalists favored George Bush. In October 2000, 47% of voters said journalists wanted to see Al Gore win and 23% said most journalists wanted Bush to win. In 1996, 59% said journalists were pulling for Bill Clinton.

In the current campaign, Republicans, Democrats and independents all feel that the media wants to see Obama win the election. Republicans are almost unanimous in their opinion: 90% of GOP voters say most journalists are pulling for Obama. More than six-in-ten Democratic and independent voters (62% each) say the same.

The media coverage of the race for president has not so much cast Barack Obama in a favorable light as it has portrayed John McCain in a substantially negative one, according to a new study of the media since the two national political conventions ended.

Coverage of McCain has been heavily unfavorable — and has become more so over time. In the six weeks following the conventions through the final debate, unfavorable stories about McCain outweighed favorable ones by a factor of more than three-to-one — the most unfavorable of all four candidates — according to the study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.

For Obama during this period, just over a third of the stories were clearly positive in tone (36%), while a similar number (35%) were neutral or mixed. A smaller number (29%) were negative.

For McCain, by comparison, nearly six-in-ten stories studied were decidedly negative in nature (57%), while fewer than two-in-ten (14%) were positive.

Read the full report at journalism.org

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CNN (Obama Campaign Directed) Lies To Impugn Palin & McCain

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On Tuesday’s (10/21/2008) Situation Room, CNN’s Drew Griffin completely mischaracterized the nature of a “quote” from National Review’s Byron York during his interview with Governor and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

Griffin said to Gov. Palin: “Governor, you’ve been mocked in the press, the press has been pretty hard on you, the Democrats have been pretty hard on you, but also some conservatives have been pretty hard on you as well.  The National Review had a story saying that, you know, ‘I can’t tell if Sarah Palin is incompetent, stupid, unqualified, corrupt or all of the above.’”

This is a complete distortion, a falsehood.  The full quote from the National Review’s Byron York shows he was in fact dressing down the media, NOT Gov. Palin.  “Watching press coverage of the Republican candidate for vice president, it’s sometimes hard to decide whether Sarah Palin is incompetent, stupid, unqualified, corrupt, backward, or — or, well, all of the above.”

Watch the video, in two parts, and see for yourself exactly how blatant Drew Griffin, under orders from CNN management, and ultimately the Obama Campaign, lies to Governor Palin.  Is there anyone reading this who doubts this is all part of a coordinated smear?  Can anyone seriously doubt we are watching the outcome of a direct assault on our electoral process?  Can anyone be so stupid or clueless NOT to know the Obama Campaign is coordinating, with the willing assistance of the Main Stream Media, all of these attacks on John McCain and Sarah Palin?   I mean, this isn’t some isolated incident.

Part Two:

Bill O’Reilly spent his Talking Points memo last night [click link to watch] to go after CNN and correspondent Drew Griffinthe fallout from Griffin’s interview with Gov. Sarah Palin. after

O’Reilly said Griffin “totally distorted what [Byron] York wrote in the article,” and said The Factor called CNN for comment and got none.

“I haven’t been critical of CNN during the campaign,” said O’Reilly. “They’ve been pretty honest in their coverage, I believe.”

Later in the show, O’Reilly had York on to discuss the issue. “CNN owes it to their audience, and owes it to Gov. Palin, to correct the record,” said the FNC host.

• FNC’s Greta Van Susteren also discussed the interview on her show last night with Newt Gingrich. Here’s her take on Gretawire.