MSM coverage of Obama turned positive the last week of the race

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    Media coverage of Obama turned positive the last week of the race​




    By: Rick Moran
    November 20, 2012


    You'd think the partisans would have tried to hide it a little better:​


    Media coverage of President Barack Obama was largely positive in the final week of the presidential campaign, while coverage of Mitt Romney was mostly negative, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.

    From October 29 to November 5, positive stories about Obama in mainstream media outlets outnumbered negative ones by 10 percentage points, with 29 percent positive, and 19 negative. On the other hand, negative stories about the GOP nominee Mitt Romney outweighed positive stories by 17 points, with 33 percent negative compared to 16 positive.

    The report, which analyzed 660 stories from 59 media outlets, also notes the positive media coverage of Obama was higher in the final week than it had been in previous weeks. The tone of coverage about Romney stayed roughly the same.

    Pew suggests the discrepancy in coverage may have been "tied to Obama's strategic position," meaning his improvement in the polls or electoral math as Election Day drew close. New York Times statistician Nate Silver, for example, overwhelmingly predicted an Obama win that week.

    That's nothing. MSNBC ran no negative stories about Obama and no positive stories about Romney:

    MSNBC's coverage of Romney during the final week (68% negative with no positive stories in the sample), was far more negative than the overall press, and even more negative than it had been during October 1 to 28 when 5% was positive and 57% was negative.

    For Obama, meanwhile, the coverage improved in the last week. From October 1 to 28, 33% was positive and 13% negative. During the campaign's final week, fully 51% of MSNBC's stories were positive while there were no negative stories at all in the sample.

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    I blame Christie...the Bastard
     
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    Color me shocked.

    The LSM was positive on that fuck and negative on Romney??

    I'm so surprised.
     
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    When were they ever negative to begin with? Nothing is ever Obama's fault.
     
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    Funny, where is the analysis of Fox News Stories and how many positive stories they had on the President in the last oh, say, ........4 years?
     
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    This same crap was posted last night. Romney lost the election because he worte half the voters and figured he could get enough swing voters. He was wrong on both counts. His bad strategy lost the election, he knew where the media was, it was his job to over come it and didn't. Until republicans can convience everyone that conservatism is the best way for everyone to prosper, the will continue to lose.
     
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    Part of the Republican persona to win elections is to blame the media, even though correct for being negative when negative politics is used by them atempting to win the election - Romney's add that blamed Democrats for Chrysler jobs being sent to China.

    then blame the Media when they backfire.
     
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    How's the coverage for Romney now that, freed from the constraints of a campaign, he's once again reiterated his contempt for half of the American electorate?
     
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    That's what being a right winger is all about. Whenever you lose, just blame someone else.
     
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    They were busy masturbating over how well he supposivly handled the Sandy aftermath.
     

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