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Obama's First 100 Days. Fairly and Accurately Reported?

President Barack Obama has put forward policies representing the most radical government intervention in the free market in American history, with more proposals for even greater government interference on the way. But according to the Media Research Center (MRC), DURING Obama’s first 100 days in office the media have steadfastly refused to report this. In fact, rather than challenging the President’s radical policies, network news reporters have often celebrated Obama’s radical agenda.
MRC analysts examined all 852 stories on the Obama administration from January 20 through April 15 on ABC’s World News, the CBS Evening News and the NBC Nightly News. We will publish a detailed report on coverage of Obama’s first 100 days (ending April 29) in May. The trends, however, are evident:

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Asked by myame at 8:45 AM on Apr. 29, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • ** Amazingly, network reporters never called Obama or his agenda even “liberal.” NBC and CBS never used the word, and ABC only aired the term twice, citing Republicans using the word “liberal” to describe Obama’s policies.
    ** On three of Obama’s major economic policies and plans - his banking bailout, his auto bailout and his plans for universal health care - the networks never had a single sound bite from a conservative or a free market expert.
    **One out of four bank bailout stories (17 of 74) discussed the concept of outright government bank nationalization. In only two was a free market person allowed to rebut.

    Answer by myame at 8:46 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • I wouldn't trust media that is owned by GE. GE is getting a load of bailout money from government, so you already aren't getting honest reporting. The leftist crowd doesn't like to hear that though.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:47 AM on Apr. 29, 2009


    Answer by myame at 8:47 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • I agree Anon. GE (NBC parent Company) is soooooooo in the TANK for Obama. So does that leave only ABC and CBS to be responsible for reporting un biased, both sides reporting?

    Answer by myame at 8:49 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • That's just one of a few reasons I don't watch MSM anon :47.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:50 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • prettylob instead of whining who is the story is from, prove it wrong.

    Answer by myame at 8:50 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • This coming from a well-recognized conservative based organization whose sole aim is to remedy the liberal platform...Not surprising they would come to this conclusion. I doubt their findings have much merit since they didn't include FOX in their analysis. Isn't FOx considered media as well?

    Answer by prettylob1 at 8:50 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • Fox is Not Mainstream media. ABC, CBS, NBC(receive the largest market share of evening news).. This report also doesn't include MSNBC or CNN, because they are NOT msm.

    Answer by myame at 8:52 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • Who's whining? Sounds like MRC to me...

    People should consider the source, the agenda, and what they have invested with reporting their "findings" and analyze it as such (or at least take that information into firm consideration.

    People just complained about NBC being owned by GE and receieving bailout money from this administration and said NBS is in this Administration's back pocket. How is not questioning this along the same lines any different?

    As always, for me, I want the thruth and facts within context. Not someone's biased opinion that is twisted to propagate a political agenda - conservative or liberal.

    Answer by prettylob1 at 8:59 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • So, you would be in support of the fairness doctorine that forced the media (Main Stream and otherwise) to show both sides?

    Otherwise what are you complaining about? They have the right to show whatever side they want.

    Of course, I am fairly happy with Obama's progress the last 100 days. He's kept a lot of campaign promises, which is good. But he's done some things that I wasn't completely happy with too.

    Answer by Cavalrybaby02 at 9:01 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

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