Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Media Bias: LA Times Actively Campaigning for Obama

I'm not sure how many media bias stories I've begun with "it can't get more blatant than this." Apparently it can and it just did. So take the following facts into account.
  1. McCain and Palin have been hitting Obama on his relationship with Ayers.
  2. Obama has countered by accusing McCain of attempting to turn the focus of the campaign away from the economy.
  3. In a New Mexico appearance, McCain focused on the economy.
So here is your quiz. If you are a biased media outlet--say the LA Times--how do you write a story on this that is favorable to Obama? I'm sure you could get creative too, but here is how the LA Times did it.

They completely cut out any economic comments when covering McCain's speech and then they quote Obama saying that McCain is scared to talk about the economy.

No, I'm not kidding. Read a scathing review of the LA Times behavior at Patterico's blog. (Hat tip: Instapundit.)

This is just sad. As has been said many times now, it isn't media bias. It is flat out media campaigning for Obama. The Clinton's were shocked by it. Now McCain and Palin are seeing it. If there is any justice, all the unethical behavior will not be enough to push Obama into office. I remain hopeful, but worried.

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