Monday, July 21, 2008

Press Coverage of the Presidential Election

So, the polls show that a big chunk of the populace believes that the press is in the tank for Sen. Obama.

Well, duh. From Rasmussen:

“As for unaffiliated voters, 50% see a pro-Obama bias and 21% see unbiased coverage. Just 12% of those not affiliated with either major party believe the reporters are trying to help McCain.

In a more general sense, 45% say that most reporters would hide information if it hurt the candidate they wanted to win. Just 30% disagree and 25% are not sure. Democrats are evenly divided as to whether a reporter would release such information while Republicans and unaffiliated voters have less confidence in the reporters.

Republicans and unaffiliated voters are more likely to trust campaign information from family and friends than from reporters. Democrats are evenly divided as to who they would trust more.

A separate survey released this morning also found that 50% of voters believe most reporters want to make the economy seem worse than it is. A plurality believes that the media has also tried to make the war in Iraq appear worse that it really is.”

If there’s one thing that the Obama candidacy will accomplish, it’s the return of cynicism as the only respectable and reasonable attitude about the government and press.

Indeed, when 50% already believe that the press is lying about the economy to elect Sen. Obama, the process is well on it’s way.

And the Obamassiah’s banishment of Ryan Lizza to the outer darkness were there is wailing and gnashing of teeth certainly has a faint Nixonian odor to it…. Nice to know that he’s already compiling ‘enemies’ lists.