published Monday, January 23rd, 2012

ABC reporter acknowledges media favoritism toward Obama

It's not often that prominent national journalists acknowledge the pro-Democrat bias in the news, but ABC senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper did so recently on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."

"If you look at 2008, Barack Obama had everything going for him," Tapper said. "His opponent did not run a great campaign, picked a running mate that alienated some key voters, you had an economic crisis as opposed to a national security crisis. Everything going for him. You had the media, perhaps, tilting on the scales a little bit."

Unfortunately, Tapper's assessment is perhaps even more correct than he realizes. The news media were indeed "tilting on the scales" on behalf of Obama -- and still are in their often unduly flattering coverage of his administration. But they are doing that more than just "a little bit."

Groups such as the Media Research Center have documented the unskeptical coverage that the president enjoys, even on matters such as journalists' unwillingness to label him "liberal" -- which he plainly is.

ABC's Tapper merely confirmed the news media liberalism that is already obvious to so many Americans.

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chet123 said...

The media is what????? what are you smoking????? Maybe the media should start every top story with a reason to hate the President..that will make you happy...Amazing!! ha ha ha You republican have no problem with lying......the republican party is now trying to malnipulate the Media in hating the president as "FIX NEWS DOES"....what fasinate me is that these are the same people who fired "Dan Rather" for telling the truth about George Bush Going awol while he was in the National air reserves. Really Really amazing ha ha ha..the same people who remain silence while George Bush bomb a nation that had nothing to do with "911"...these are the same hypocrite that allowed George Bush to run our country into a deficit and remain silence the whole time.....the media was not just favorable but they were aiding HA HA HA .......

To the writer of this article....where are your brains.....do tell me something some covert republican said....you have a responsible to fact check.....really,really amazing......

January 23, 2012 at 1:48 p.m.
JustOneWoman said...

It is a test. They want to know if the dumbing down of Americans has been successful yet.

January 23, 2012 at 4:15 p.m.
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