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New study shows McCain Gets Far More Negative Coverage From Media.

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posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 08:51 AM
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This is not a surprise to some of us, who have watched as our media transformed in to the propaganda arm of the DNC and Obama. Not that I beleive this will convince any of the left wing folks on this forum. As long as the media is spinning things for the left wing of this country, they could care less. They are only interested in shutting down the lone voices of the right.

pewresearch.org...

But coverage of McCain has been heavily unfavorable -- and has become more so over time. In the six weeks following the conventions through the final debate, unfavorable stories about McCain outweighed favorable ones by a factor of more than three-to-one -- the most unfavorable of all four candidates -- according to the study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.


voices.washingtonpost.com...

Media coverage of John McCain has been heavily unfavorable since the political conventions, more than three times as negative as the portrayal of Barack Obama, a new study says.

Fifty-seven percent of the print and broadcast stories about the Republican nominee were decidedly negative, the Project for Excellence in Journalism says in a report out today, while 14 percent were positive. The McCain campaign has repeatedly complained that the mainstream media are biased toward the senator from Illinois.





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posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 08:58 AM
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Im not in America, therefore I do not see the same BS television your thrown, but.. I just saw a TAB betting odds page, that puts obama at $1.10 to win, and Mccain at $6.00 to win.

Now, i watched the debate, and for the past years Ive watched the republicans..

could it not be, that the reason there's so much negative media surrounding Mccain, is because maybe he deserves it?
And he's nothing but Bush 2.0 on the 'IMPORTANT' issues?
IE Iraq, economy, terrorism etc etc?

Mccains a schmuck, he's nothing but a lapdog for more of Bush's policies.

why wouldnt the media be negative toward that?



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 09:01 AM
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this video says it all.


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posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 09:04 AM
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Maybe it's because McCain generates more negative news than Obama? Unless you're saying that the media is lying when they report on McCain?

I've seen plenty of negative stories on Obama and this constant whining about "left wing media bias" gets a little tired. McCain has his own 24 hour cable network called Fox.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 09:06 AM
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Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
McCain has his own 24 hour cable network called Fox.

Have you watched Fox lately.
They are leaning way over to the left.
Maybe when they first started they were right wing but in their trying to be "fair and balanced" they have gone over to the left and are sounding like every other news outlet.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 09:12 AM
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interesting video..

it says to me, America and the world are GAGGING for anything other than a Bush replacement.

It could of been che, they would of kissed his feet.

anything right now is a saviour from Bush and the Republicans.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 09:13 AM
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To be blunt, McCain is being a total jerk. That's why he's getting negative coverage. He's making rash, illogical and negative decisions and has gone totally negative with his campaign. Is it really any wonder the news coverage of him is more negative? He's angry, spiteful, insecure and very confusing. Of COURSE, he's going to get negative coverage.

Lindsay Lohan gets more negative coverage than Jennifer Garner.
Robert Downey Jr gets more negative coverage than Matthew McConaughey.
Michael Vick gets more negative coverage than Eric Dickerson.

They DO THINGS that draw negative coverage.

McCain DOES THINGS that draw negative coverage.

If you don't see how McCain has brought this on himself, I don't know what to say. He used to be a well-loved and respected person. But now the polls show that his anger, negativity, lies and choices have all but lost any hopes to draw positive coverage. His negativity has backfired. It has turned off voters. Yet, he continues with it.

If he wants more positive coverage, I suggest he do some positive things.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 09:14 AM
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As if Obama and the Democrats are any better.

I have no problems with the negative stories on McCain and the Republicans, they do indeed deserve much of the criticism that they recieve, but Obama and the Dems are merely the opposite side of the same coin and should be treated as such. Instead, they pretty much get a free ride by comparison.

A lot of people are going to be in for a rude awakening regarding Obama and the Dems over the next year or so. They can thank the media for that.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 09:19 AM
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Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
Maybe it's because McCain generates more negative news than Obama? Unless you're saying that the media is lying when they report on McCain?

I've seen plenty of negative stories on Obama and this constant whining about "left wing media bias" gets a little tired. McCain has his own 24 hour cable network called Fox.


Ok, so you have on network that will slant things in favor of McCain. Thats one against a dozen other networks spinning and slanting things in favor of Obama.

Obam's negatives would be a lot higher if the MSM spent as much time looking in to Obama and being as critical of him as they have Palin and Joe the Plumber. The fact is, all the MSM does is repeat Obama talking points as fact and deflect any criticism of him as racist.


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Instead, they pretty much get a free ride by comparison.


Exactly, that is the distinction.



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posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 09:22 AM
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Thanks for posting this info. Unfortunately, many will think the info is just a bogus claim from the right wing racist media.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 09:23 AM
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Originally posted by Agit8dChop
interesting video..

it says to me, America and the world are GAGGING for anything other than a Bush replacement.


No its way beyond that. Four years ago many were voting for Kerry because they utterly hated Bush (I was one of them, I actually cried when the news said Kerry lost the next morning).

But people were NOT all in love and obsessed with Kerry! They just saw him as a better option than the dreaded Bush.

This Obama stuff goes way way beyond that. People are fanatical true believers. I think maybe it really is in large part hypnosis. It is truly nuts.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 09:23 AM
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Are you saying Obama has NOT done negative ads?
Doy you forget the one where they teased him because he couldn't use a laptop and come to find out he can't becasue of his war injuries?


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posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 09:24 AM
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Positive coverage of one candidate does not necessarily translate to negative coverage of the other. They could BOTH be getting positive (or negative) coverage if they wanted it.

McCain and Palin have been attacking the media, Obama, Biden and Democrats from the start. Then they sit back and cry about left-wing media??? Please! You can't act like a spoiled brat and expect everyone to love you.

Obama has been articulate, intelligent, complimentary, calm, fair, gracious and steady. What's not to LOVE???

People love Obama because of how he is.
People don't like McCain because of how he is.

It's time to stop blaming the media, the "Kool-aid", the ignorance of people - for Obama's success and McCain's failures.

Obama's successful because he's GOOD.
McCain is unsuccessful because he's BAD.

It's really that simple.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 09:29 AM
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Originally posted by deathhasnosound
Are you saying Obama has NOT done negative ads?


Did I say that? No. So, no, I'm not saying that.

McCain's and Palin's ads and stump speeches are orders of magnitude more negative, more "attacking", more "below-the-belt" than Obama's. Again, if you can't see that, I can't show you.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 09:30 AM
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I dunno about that,
Apart from all these BS claims of being born in Kenya, not giving xmas presents, being this that and the other, i am yet to see a genuine reason not to vote for him.

His policies seem logical,

so he isnt bending over backwards for the religous crowd, or the pro gun crowd, or the pro life crowd, or the red neck terrorist hunting crowd..

he's being a real person, someone who's growing up in todays world.

yes he's an elitest, he's rich and powerful and comes from high rollers.

But he's more down to earth than some regular people.

8yrs people have had to suffer at the hands of powerhungry criminals.

I believe they have deserved the right to believe in someone who can lead them into a path of better values.

and Obama is the one standing at the podium tonight fitting that bill.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 09:32 AM
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Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
Maybe it's because McCain generates more negative news than Obama? Unless you're saying that the media is lying when they report on McCain?

I've seen plenty of negative stories on Obama and this constant whining about "left wing media bias" gets a little tired. McCain has his own 24 hour cable network called Fox.


AMEN AMEN AMEN a star for you for speaking the truth.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 09:34 AM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic

Originally posted by deathhasnosound
Are you saying Obama has NOT done negative ads?

McCain's and Palin's ads and stump speeches are orders of magnitude more negative, more "attacking", more "below-the-belt" than Obama's.

This is only because you are an Obama supporter. I find it worse that Obama joked about McCain's war injuries.
And that he scoffed at the possibility of a plumber ever making $250 thousand a year.
Obama is an elitist and very condenscending towards average day to day Americans.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 09:36 AM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
reply to post by deathhasnosound
 


Positive coverage of one candidate does not necessarily translate to negative coverage of the other. They could BOTH be getting positive (or negative) coverage if they wanted it.

McCain and Palin have been attacking the media, Obama, Biden and Democrats from the start. Then they sit back and cry about left-wing media??? Please! You can't act like a spoiled brat and expect everyone to love you.

Obama has been articulate, intelligent, complimentary, calm, fair, gracious and steady. What's not to LOVE???

People love Obama because of how he is.
People don't like McCain because of how he is.

It's time to stop blaming the media, the "Kool-aid", the ignorance of people - for Obama's success and McCain's failures.

Obama's successful because he's GOOD.
McCain is unsuccessful because he's BAD.

It's really that simple.


You may want to have the strength of your Rose Colored Glasses checked. Are you unaware of all of the negative ads placed by all of the groups that support Barry the mystery man. Unfortunately, the only thing McCain is guilty of, is being White in a politically correct skewed presidential race. Vote for Barry because he deserves it.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 09:36 AM
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Originally posted by Agit8dChop
yes he's an elitest, he's rich and powerful and comes from high rollers.


True, but remember, the GOP just spent enough for a small HOUSE on Palin's wardrobe during a financial crisis...




posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 09:39 AM
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Originally posted by jibeho
You may want to have the strength of your Rose Colored Glasses checked.


It's time to stop blaming the media, the "Kool-aid", the ignorance of people AND ROSE-COLORED GLASSES - for Obama's success and McCain's failures.



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