Mittwoch, Mai 14, 2008

Nice To Know That They Recognize It...

So, how is the campaign of John McCain going to react to this?

According to Terry McAuliffe, the campaign chairman for Clinton:

"Clearly it has been a biased media, no question about it," ... When asked how much of the mainstream media is "in the tank" for Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.), who leads Clinton in the race for the Democratic nomination, McAuliffe estimated that about 90 percent of the media favor Obama.

Now, McAuliffe just wasn't her campaign chairman, but is a long-term mover in the logistics of the Democratic Party (see here).

McAuliffe added that "every independent study has said that this is the most biased coverage they've ever seen in a presidential campaign."

So, you can imagine all the good press that John McCain is going to get in this election.

So, what is the role of a "free" press when it becomes completely - 90% - partisan? At which point does reporting become, indirectly, campaigning, and will the press be responsible and actually give John McCain a fair deal in reporting the news (or will their partisanship perhaps backfire and get him elected?), or will they simply ignore him and given wall-to-wall coverage of Obama, the Boy Wonder?

Don't hold your breath waiting for an answer.

And this is the real kicker: something that will probably haunt him for the rest of his life, as it directly contradicts what virtually all Democratic Party people say and feel:

He also praised Fox News, which is often viewed as a conservative media outlet, as "one of the most responsible in this presidential campaign."


Reality is and will be intruding here: this blog will become more sporadic than it already is.

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