November 22, 2008

WELL, THEY DO CALL IT THE WORLD'S OLDEST PROFESSION, DON'T THEY?:

Halperin at Politico/USC conf.: 'extreme pro-Obama' press bias (ALEXANDER BURNS, 11/22/08, Politico)

"It was extreme bias, extreme pro-Obama coverage."

Halperin, who maintains Time's political site "The Page," cited two New York Times articles as examples of the divergent coverage of the two candidates.

"The example that I use, at the end of the campaign, was the two profiles that The New York Times ran of the potential first ladies," Halperin said. "The story about Cindy McCain was vicious. It looked for every negative thing they could find about her and it case her in an extraordinarily negative light. It didn't talk about her work, for instance, as a mother for her children, and they cherry-picked every negative thing that's ever been written about her."

The story about Michelle Obama, by contrast, was "like a front-page endorsement of what a great person Michelle Obama is," according to Halperin.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 22, 2008 5:58 PM
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