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September 3, 2008

Media Coverage of McCain/Palin

Topics: Political News and commentaries

Conservative bloggers are up in arms over the MSM's coverage of the Republican Convention:

Wolf Blitzer and the rest of the CNN team seized every possible opportunity to put down and criticize the Republican message and tonight's speakers - and to belittle Sarah Palin as much as possible, even though she didn't even speak tonight. Every single point and every element of the Republican message tonight was criticized, not just explained or reported, but criticized or totally framed to be negative.
Jim Geraghty puts it this way:
I'm usually a fan of Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post, and he has me on his CNN program regularly. He declares, via Twitter, "McCain people are seriously pissed at the press and not bothering to hide it." Gee, I can't imagine why. They're treating the running mate's family like the stars of a deranged reality show, they've botched several key facts about her in their reporting, and several networks just ignored Fred Thompson's speech, in order to showcase their own talking heads bashing Palin.
With the MSM as an adjunct to their campaign, its a wonder that Barack Obama is not doing better. Perhaps the public sees what is so blatantly obvious.

Consider Brent Bozell on Savaging Sarah Palin:

John McCain made a bold choice in not merely picking a woman, but picking a pro-life woman courageous enough to put her motherhood where her mouth is. Now the media want him to pay dearly for it. The idea that they would lecture anyone else about rumor-mongering or "Swift-boating" ought to be laughed off the public stage.
And read Michelle Malkin on The Four Stages of Conservative Female Abuse:
Echoing the bottom-feeders in the liberal blogosphere, mainstream journalists and Obama water-carriers now question Palin's commitment to motherhood and even challenge her prenatal care decisions in an effort to destroy her. Forget about questioning their patriotism. I question their sanity.
In the end, the consistent and unbalanced attacks may actually help McCain/Palin as voters recoil from reporting that is an obvious attempt to discredit an otherwise down to earth and upright individual.

Update: More from Michelle Malkin - does this look balanced?

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In case you didn't know already, Us publisher Jann Wenner is a prominent Obama donor who also publishes Rolling Stone, which deified Obama in March. Michelle Malkin points out that "the use of the gossip rags to shape the election is all part and parcel of the Brangelina-fication of the Obamas that I wrote about earlier this summer. They are pulling out all the stops to glorify The One and demonize all who stand in his way.

Very much related: WSJ - The Beltway Boys

Cross posted from Pro Life Blogs

Posted by plb at September 3, 2008 8:50 AM

Welcome to politics 2008 where the press and media can cram down the throats of the public a presidential candidate - and win. Obama is a public relations and media creation who thanks to millions of dollars has run a successful campaign. So naturally the same resources will crucify Palin and McCain - the republicans do not have the money to combat such gigantic doses of media. Is it fair? No. Is it just? No. But the media doesn't care...

Posted by: Lewis at September 3, 2008 9:19 AM



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