Friday, November 2, 2007

Even Harvard Finds Media Biased For Dems, Against GOP

Just like so many reports before it, a joint survey by the Project for Excellence in Journalism and Harvard's Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy — hardly a bastion of conservative orthodoxy — found that in covering the current presidential race, the media are sympathetic to Democrats and hostile to Republicans., reports IBD.
Democrats are not only favored in the tone of the coverage. They get more coverage period. This is particularly evident on morning news shows, which "produced almost twice as many stories (51% to 27%) focused on Democratic candidates than on Republicans."

The most flagrant bias, however, was found in newspapers. In reviewing front-page coverage in 11 newspapers, the study found the tone positive in nearly six times as many stories about Democrats as it was negative.
The media, of course, insist they are careful to keep personal opinions out of their coverage. But the facts tell another story — one that can't be edited or spiked.

Read it.


Thursday, November 1, 2007

We're Gawker and We're Insipid: Book Sells 242 Copies

Before Gawker Media gets carried away with dominating the world, maybe it should try to master the book industry? As of yesterday, The Gawker Guide to Conquering All Media had sold a scant 242 copies since it went on sale Oct. 2, according to Nielsen BookScan, reports Mixed Media.
Of course, the tracking service only accounts for about 75 percent of book sales, by its own admission, so you can add another 81 units to that total. Still, it's probably somewhat fewer copies than Simon & Schuster's Atria division was hoping to sell when it acquired the total in what I'm told was a $250,000 deal. Especially when you consider all the free promotion the book got on, to what was presumably its target audience.
The question arises: What fool is going to pay for crap when they can get it for free on the Web?

Not many.


Debating Clinton: A Skunk's Stripe Exposed

The Hill reports Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (D-N.Y.) top advisers, doing damage control after the candidate’s debate performance Tuesday, told supporters on a conference call Wednesday that the campaign needed more money to fight back.

However, all the uproar concerning the debate exposes what Hillary's supporters truly feel: Hillary, like a flawed, and simple-minded liberal program, assumes entitlement over achievement.

However, Obama spokesman Bill Burton said what everybody now thinks of Hillary Clinton:
“Twelve hours after the debate ended, the American people are still waiting for an answer on Sen. Clinton’s position … She didn’t answer the question in the debate and her campaign couldn’t answer it afterwards.”
However, one typically tolerant liberal, responding to how the debate was handled by Tim Russert, debate moderator and host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” said Russert “should be shot,” before quickly adding that she shouldn’t say that on a conference call.

Clinton also drew fire throughout the day from the Republican National Committee, which sent around a compilation of negative press releases from state Republican parties in Texas, Florida, Georgia and California.

Two conservative bloggers filed a complaint with the FEC charging that Clinton had engaged in questionable, and possibly illegal, fundraising practices.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Hillary Kills Rudy in the General Election? Best Feel That PEW Again, Fools

Leave it to the beltway elites to read something big into something small. Perhaps these folks are starting to believe all the 'size-enhancement' spam they surely must receive.

In any case, the fools scream: Clinton would cream Giuliani, poll finds
She wins the South.

She polls evenly with voters who attend church at least once a week.

She splits families with a household income above $100,000.

She loses rural voters and men — but only by a narrow margin.
Having lived most of my life in the South, I can tell you without reservation that Hillary Clinton will not win in traditionally Republican Sunbelt states. It's like this: Hillary reminds the good-ol' boys a little too much of a frigid, bitchy ex-wife that keeps asking for additional child support even though she is shacked up with a sugar daddy. That dog just won't hunt.

Now, you can correct me if I am wrong, but the vast majority of voters are men. Despite Hillary's historically high negatives for any presidential candidate, I would think if Hillary is going into the election with majority of the largest voting block against her, there is no way she can win.

And thus we come to the simple, simple truth of the `08 presidential election: if Hillary Clinton is the Democrat candidate, all the Republicans have to do is show up to win.

Here's the PEW poll for anyone interested in seeing how much these fools are kidding themselves.

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