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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

On The Other Hand, The Media Gets Weak Kneed for Barry O

Blogger Joe B. thinks the media has given presumptive Republican nominee John McCain an easy ride; but it's Barack Obama who gives Chris Matthews a thrill in his leg.  Starting with Andrea Mitchell and extending to the National Fishwrap of Record, the media is just downright in love with Barry O.

The Post's own ombudsman, Deborah Howell,  had to admit to her paper's bias in favor of the presumptive Democratic nominee:

"Democrat Barack Obama has had about a 3 to 1 advantage over Republican John McCain in Post Page 1 stories since Obama became his party's presumptive nominee June 4. Obama has generated a lot of news by being the first African American nominee, and he is less well known than McCain -- and therefore there's more to report on. But the disparity is so wide that it doesn't look good."

So who's getting the free ride?

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

It isn't the quantity of the coverage, it's the quality.

You may just have to accept the fact that Obama does more that is newsworthy.

Maxine Waters and Dana Rohrabacher get more media coverage than probably all the other members of Congress in the L.A. put together. Does that mean that the media in is love with them and their viewpoints?

August 19, 2008 10:01 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Watch the video.

August 19, 2008 10:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


What about Henry Waxman?

August 20, 2008 4:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe B and Mayor Sam should take their Obama vs. McCain debate offline.

This blog is about L.A. local issues, there is already to many posts about the presidential nominess.

Also, please no Britney Spears comments.

August 20, 2008 7:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm voting for Obama but I don't feel the love that others feel.

August 20, 2008 1:41 PM  

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