Thursday, August 30, 2007

media double-standard

From AP:
A conservative media watchdog organization charged Wednesday that the network morning news shows have spent considerably more time this year on Democrats running for president than on Republicans.

Of course the networks are spending more time on the Democrats. Whoever wins that primary will almost certainly win the White House, so it's much more interesting to hear them than the GOP's clowns.

Also, it's interesting that these guys got an AP article so quickly. I wonder if any of Media Matters' studies on pro-GOP bias in the media have been treated similarly?

Third point: who got rid of the Fairness Doctrine?

Answer: Ronald Reagan.

You made this bed, assholes. Now you've gotta sleep in it.


Barmecide said...

Not to mention the sorry state of the Republican candidates-- the only one who has "winner" written on him has major credibility issues and the front runner is a flawed petulant wanker. They are better off being ignored: ny coverage these twerps get would be inherently negative.

Rene said...

FWIW the fairness doctrine was crap though. Media coverage that is artificially forced to cover "both sides" inevitably overcovers one side by including it in the mix. Witness the global warming debate.

el ranchero said...

Perhaps, but the global warming debate in the media didn't improve with the scrapping of the Fairness Doctrine. News channels still bring the same old corporate shills on and reporters still devote 1/3 to 1/2 of every climate change column to giving junk scientists an open mic, but now they also tend to give preference during election time. In 2004, for instance, all 3 major news networks showed more of the Republican National Convention than the Democratic one.