June 3, 2008

WHICH IS WHY THE DEMOCRAT NEEDS TO HAVE A DOUBLE-DIGIT LEAD AT THIS POINT IN A CAMPAIGN:

Democrats Enjoy More Positive Media Coverage than McCain: Despite the idea that the media fawned over Obama, coverage of him and Clinton was equally positive (Nikki Schwab, June 3, 2008, US News)

Sixty-nine percent of Obama's coverage was positive, while 67 percent of Clinton's coverage was also positive. Much of Obama's positive coverage detailed his representation of "hope and change" and the candidate's charisma. Negative coverage discussed his inexperience. For Clinton, positive coverage included the assertion that she was "ready to lead" the country but negative coverage said she represented the past. Compared with the Democrats, it was Republican John McCain who faired worse, getting 43 percent positive coverage of his personal narrative, according to the study released recently by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Joan Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard.

From within the bubble this is perceived as a negative campaign, but in the rest of America folks haven't even heard any criticism of Senator Obama yet. This is his high water mark.
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Posted by Orrin Judd at June 3, 2008 12:50 PM
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Thanks, US News. Where would we be without you.

Posted by: Andrew X at June 3, 2008 8:17 PM

You don't REALLY think the MSM will criticize Saint Obama, do you? The Messiah of the 21st century can do no wrong. BO will NOT get any criticism from the MSM. They LOVE the empty suit; BO is THEIR man,

Posted by: terrence at June 3, 2008 11:42 PM

The press isn't in the praise business--they'll rip him, just less than Maverick.

Posted by: oj at June 4, 2008 8:21 AM

We have seen how much the press has ripped BO wrt Billary - not at all, zip, zero, nada . They LOVE the Messiah; thye will do NOTHING to put him at risk of losing His rightful throne.

Posted by: terrence at June 4, 2008 11:25 AM

They lapped up the Trinity videos and if there is one of Michelle Obama it will get blanket coverage. They all loved Kerry and Gore too, but were only too glad to help Swift Boat them.

Posted by: oj at June 4, 2008 12:39 PM

Oj's right. The Democrat debate I saw featured the moderator asking BOTH the Effendi AND Mrs. B.J. truly tough questions which threw both of them off-balance.

This is going to be a lot tougher and meaner than a lot of us expect.

Posted by: Lou Gots at June 4, 2008 8:51 PM
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