Surprise! Study shows McCain getting the shaft from the press

Pew Research has come out with a study on media coverage of the election and not surprisingly, it reveals that John McCain has received an unbelievable  amount of negative coverage: The media coverage of the race for president has not so much cast Barack Obama in a favorable light as it has portrayed John McCain in a substantially negative one, according to a new study of the media since the two national political conventions ended.Press treatment of Obama has been somewhat more positive than negative, but not markedly so. 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.For Obama during this period, just over a third of the...(Read Full Post)

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