Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Media Coverage Differences Between DNC and RNC

Interested, as usual, in media bias I've been paying close attention to the front page of CNN. After Biden and Obama gave their speeches in Denver last week, here's the picture that spread across the top of the page:

There were 10 positive stories under that picture but the stories weren't really important. In this case a picture really is worth 1000 words.

How does coverage of the RNC this week compare. Last night we had what people are reporting was a great speech by Fred Thompson and a historic speech by Liebermann. The Thompson speech wasn't covered by the media. If you were at the convention and liked it or hated it--it really didn't matter. Nobody outside that hall saw it.

As for the Liebermann speech, take a moment to realize that a former candidate for vice president for one party was giving a speech at the convention of the other party in support of the opposing presidential candidate. That's pretty historic and newsworthy regardless of the content of the speech. How did CNN cover it?

By giving the view of the Democratic Party, of course.

How far can media bias go before even people who agree with the left say it has gone too far? We'll see what the picture looks like after the Palin and McCain speeches. But at this point I think we all know what to expect.

Update: CNN has updated the Liebermann story picture to this blurry image.

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