Did you see this article: http://www.newsweek.com/id/200126
The column highlights findings of a recent Pew Research Center study on Presidential media coverage. The findings?
"The study examined 1,261 stories by The Post, The New York Times, ABC, CBS and NBC, NEWSWEEK magazine and the NewsHouron PBS. Favorable articles (42 percent) were double the unfavorable (20 percent), while the rest were "neutral" or "mixed." Obama's treatment contrasts sharply with coverage in the first two months of the Bush (22 percent of stories favorable) and Clinton (27 percent) presidencies. "
What are your thoughts? Surprised? Feeling vindicated? Think it's off the mark? What do *we* as a the viewing public do about getting more balanced news?
Answer by Anonymous at 11:46 AM on Jun. 10, 2009
Answer by ldmrmom at 11:40 AM on Jun. 10, 2009
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Answer by tnmomofive at 12:00 PM on Jun. 10, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 12:01 PM on Jun. 10, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 12:03 PM on Jun. 10, 2009
I don't think there is anything we can do. We are only told what the media are told, and who knows how much of that is true. The only people who really know the truth are the ones who experienced it. I can't even say the ones who were there, because you can't even believe everything you see. I don't watch the news. I don't read the paper. I do read headlines at Yahoo, and I read TIME, but that is it as far as news sources.
Answer by beckie66 at 12:20 PM on Jun. 10, 2009
Yeah, the media reports what sells. They are no longer about accuracy or integrity, they are about profits and the bottom line. Why else would Anna Nicole or Michael Jackson have been headlines. When more people care about American Idol anf Jon & Kate that's what you get.
That's Capitalism, baby. Don't like it? Don't give your money to outlets you feel are biased.
It is our responsibility to use all the resources available to try and find the truth.
Answer by Friday at 12:27 PM on Jun. 10, 2009
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Answer by tnmomofive at 12:34 PM on Jun. 10, 2009