Media bias

Here’s a must read update on the controversial Zogby poll that demonstrated the overwhelming bias and influence of the mainstream media.

The survey has been validated by a second survey, again demonstrating that people who were better informed voted for McCain, watched Fox over the more liberal outlets, etc.  Of course that doesn’t prove that Fox informed them better, as perhaps better informed people watch Fox.

But it demonstrated that Obama viewers were more ignorant in several key ways, and it was clearly tied to what the mainstream media reported:

  • Ignorance of basic facts such as which party currently controls Congress
  • Believing lies about Republicans
  • Unaware of the truth about Obama / Biden

Can you imagine what the election results would have been if the candidates had consistently been introduced this way?

  • Joe Biden, who dropped out of the 1988 Presidential campaign because he was caught plagiarizing . . .
  • Barack Obama, who has less experience than Governor Sarah Palin . . .
  • John McCain, who is well known for real reform and has a record of working with Democrats . . .
  • Sarah Palin, the most popular Governor in America . . .
  • Governor Sarah Palin, who has accomplished real reform and successfully fought corruption in her own party . . .
  • Governor Sarah Palin, who knows more about energy issues than all the other candidates . . .
  • Governor Sarah Palin, who has more executive experience than Barack Obama . . .
  • Governor Sarah Palin, who successfully governs a larger and more complicated state than Bill Clinton did . . .
  • Barack Obama, who was the lone vote against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act in Illinois . . .

0 thoughts on “Media bias”

  1. As Alan Colmes questions suggest, the left will disregard these polls completely. Worse, the media outlets responsible for the distorted perceptions of their viewers will downplay them as well. I don’t think it’s too much to ask that all those who call themselves reporters, report objectively. Some want a Fairness Doctrine. Why can’t they take it upon themselves to report in a fair and balanced manner? Of what are they afraid? If they report objectively, if they give both sides of an issue, if they make apples to apples comparisons of the politicians, candidates and legislative proposals, at the very least the results would encourage the populace to begin to support which ever side proves best equipped to lead. A better America will develop. Is that so bad, even if the other party proves superior? Isn’t the best America everyone’s goal? Maybe not.

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  2. OK, I’ll take a strange turn here.

    I think the problem with politcs and religion is the same thing.

    Too many people want nice comfortable anwers presented on a silver platter. They don’t want to do the work to find out what is really going on in the world anymore than they want to do the work to find out what is really going on with God.

    They just want a nice looking person to tell them they can have a new car, a glamorous retirement, and pie in the sky by and by.

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