The Race Tightens

October 20, 2008

With only fourteen days left until America elects its next president mainstream media (sans some huge political disaster) will be hyping up anything that shows the race is tightening between John McCain and Barack Obama.

Why? Because a tighter race means more viewers of course. More viewers equals more money for networks, money which will be needed when the networks start to get squeezed post election season due to the tanking economy.

It will be interesting to see how McCain and Obama react to this “tightening” in the race for the White House. My guess is they fan the flames and use the MSM message to whip their volunteers and voters into gear. The outcome is anybody’s guess, but some are already cashing in their bets. I just hope it doesn’t come back to bite them in the ass…

-Mr. Ed

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Liberal Mainstream Media

October 20, 2008

I read an interesting article the other day that stated next to a nice red and blue bar graph

It’s no longer a matter of dispute that the mainstream media, overall, very strongly leans to the left. Over 90% of journalists classify themselves politically as “liberal” to varying degrees

A strong claim, but a seemingly fair one since Palin and McCain seem to be the favorite targets of reporters these days.

It’s odd though, that 90% of journalists claim to be liberal to some degree when journalists are suppose to be unbiased in their presentation of information. Why would 90% of them “lean left” as the article states? Perhaps it has something to do with the principles of liberalism.

Liberalism is said to emphasizes individual rights, such as freedom of thought and speech. These are two very important freedoms that allow journalism to exist in its non-biased capacity. This “liberal lean” is probably more indicative of a journalists views on freedom of speech/press than it is on their political ideology.

-Spider Man