” It’s hard to see how press coverage of President Obama’s re-election bid could have gotten any more biased, but a new report shows the media managed to outdo themselves the week before voters went to the polls.
The Pew Research Center‘s latest analysis puts hard numbers against the claim that the press went out of its way to get Obama re-elected.
According to the report, after months of positive press, “Obama’s coverage improved dramatically” in the crucial final week of the campaign.
In fact, 29% of the stories about Obama that week were positive and just 19% were negative. At the same time, a third of the stories about Mitt Romney were negative, and just 16% were positive.
When it comes to bias, MSNBC is in a league of its own, Pew found. It ran zero negative stories about Obama and zero positive stories about Romney in that last week. “
Illustration By Bob Gorrell
- MSNBC’s Bias Against Mitt Romney Was Astonishing (businessinsider.com)
- Pew: Positive media coverage of Obama surged in campaign’s final week (thehill.com)
- MSNBC Did No Negative Stories About Obama or Positive Ones About Romney Last Week of Campaign (redalertpolitics.com)
- Pew: MSNBC more negative than Fox (politico.com)