So, Obama's out there making gaffe after gaffe on his post-election tour of Southeast Asia. Did you hear about any of that on the nightly news? No, but you recall that when Mitt Romney made his overseas visit last summer, every misstep was highlighted and amplified.
In the last week of the campaign, this trend continued:
Now for something that will surprise not one bit of the mass of mainstream media critics out there. A study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism has found that President Obama enjoyed a “surge” in positive coverage over the last week of his campaign against Mitt Romney.
From the study:
During this final week, from October 29 to November 5, positive stories about Obama (29%) outnumbered negative ones (19%) by 10 points. A week earlier, negative coverage of Obama had exceeded positive by 13 points. The final week of the campaign marked only the second time in which positive stories about Obama outnumbered negative dating back to late August.So how did Romney fare during this period? Negative stories drubbed positive ones, according to the researchers, by a margin of 33 percent to 16 percent.
Not only did Obama edge Romney on the positive-negative front, he was also beating him on volume, kind of like a Multimedia Costco. During that final week, the president tallied an 80 percent mark of news articles in which he had a “significant presence,” according to the study; Romney reached that level in just 62 percent of articles.
The same media blacked out ANY coverage of the Benghazi attack in the final week of the campaign and has been reluctant to cover it since.
We have an affirmative action media that protects Obama and Democrats and trumpets the deficiencies of Republicans. If the playing field of news reporting and cultural transmission were truly equal, there's no question that Republicans would win every time. No wonder Democrats spend so much time attacking Fox News and Talk Radio!
UPDATE: NBC Anchor: "Safe" to talk about jobs now that Obama won.
Want an example of how the news media covers up for Obama? Here's a good one:
Two days after the national election on November 6, Brian Williams — anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News -— made a peculiar comment during that Thursday's edition of Rock Center, the network's prime time news program.Back to reality? Quite an admission!
“With the election now over, it is once again safe to talk abut the economy and jobs. Now that it is not a campaign issue, it's back to reality,” he stated despite the fact that he had regularly discussed the topic during the campaign in a manner that always favored President Obama.