Pro-Obama Media Bias
In response to assertions by commenters under Justin’s post “All The Difference from D to R” that no bias exists in the press, below are two studies conducted just before the election which demonstrate otherwise.
An MSNBC article of October 31 cites the 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 in 31 percent of cases with regards to McCain
And a October 22 article at Journalism.org references a study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
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.
Press treatment of Obama has been somewhat more positive than negative, but not markedly so.
But 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.
Or is it contended that, well, yes, there was bias during the election but all media bias ceased on November 5?