Friday, October 08, 2004

UNFAIR AND IMBALANCED?

This campaign season, the media bias question has finally gotten some honest airing and debate, but it still doesn't appear the message has sunk in.

The folks at Mediatenor.com did an interesting survey of the reporting after the first presidential debate. They carefully monitored the comments on each network and recorded instances where a reporter either said something positive or negative about each candidate. They then subtracted the negative from the positive to determine, net-net, where they "stood" on the two candidates. In other words, what was their bias?

And the winner is . . . . click here.

Spoiler: ABC wins, having predominantly praised Kerry and trashed Bush, CBS comes in second and Fox News (true to their advertising) was almost perfectly "fair and balanced", having said fewer negative than positive things about both candidates.

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