Negative coverage: Chicken and the egg

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    Winning the Media Campaign | Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ)

    Fox News is already up in arms about this.

    But what comes first, the bad coverage or the moves/comments that generate the coverage?

    The list of McCain's gaffes is long, really, really, long. Palin hasn't helped that. Then there's the fact that his party has overseen potentially the most disastrous period in American history. There's his policies that don't seem to be jiving with voters.

    And all of this ends up as things that aren't good and generating negative coverage.

    Then there's the whole fact that the McCain campaign/his supporters may well be the most negative in history: "Hussein", he's an arab-- no he's a good family man, 'real americans', socialism etc.

    Pretty crazy for anyone to equate the negative coverage to 'media bias', but then without the media bias talking point, fox and it's stooges wouldn't have much to talk about.
     
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    There wouldn't be a Fox News without it!
     
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    The media and politics are the same pile of garbage.
     
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    the media is like any other entity..they do what benefits them the most.
     
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    If yas don't like the media, stop listening to it.

    duh!
     
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    If McCain had said on the stump "I've been in all 57 states" there would have been hours of MSNBC "in depth investigation" on how his age is affecting his congnitive abilities.

    If Sarah Palin appeared on the Today show and said that FDR went on television in 1929 to address the American people about the stock market crash, the NYT would STILL be running huge headlines about how her ignorance of history is having a negative impact on voters. (Hint: Hoover was president in 1929 and television, if it existed, was still a lab experiment)

    Instead, Obama is given a pass for his "57 states" slip up. "He was tired" they said.

    Biden's glaring ignorance is barely a blip on the media's radar screen.

    But of course, liberal media bias is a figment of the Republican imagination. Riiiiiiiiiiiight.....
     
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    I think the difference is that you probably can;t name all that many other slip ups by Obama, and the ratio of slip-ups is much higher for McCain than it is Obama. Three words: Joe the plumber.

    But like a good conservative I can see you didn't bother to read the study, which says that almost all the coverage biden has received has been negative, other than the debate.

    But then why let a study, stats, or reality get in the way of proclaiming a talking pts.
     
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    If you think "Joe the Plumber" is a slip up for McCain then you are more biased and insane than I thought.
     
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    Biden may make verbal gaffes, but then he knows he did.

    Palin does and doesn't know.

    She is ignorant of most information that a VP should have.

    Right, she runs the Senate.

    The right wing media has jumped on Biden and Obama as much as the left wing media has done that to the Palin McCain team.

    It was only on a few spots where McCain made the huge gaffe of saying first he totally agreed with Murtha.

    Don't get pissed because right now it looks like "real americans" will win back the Whitehouse.
     
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    If Biden knows he's a fool, why can't he fix it. That's some twisted logic right there.


    I'd be happy if "real Americans" won the White House this fall. I'd like to see it kept in the family.
     

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