Saturday, October 11, 2008

Media Bias: Which Side is Angry?

The new meme from the media is how McCain supports are getting angry. The front page story on CNN with the provocative title of "Rage rising on the McCain campaign trail" says this:
With recent polls showing Sen. Barack Obama's lead increasing nationwide and in several GOP-leaning states, some Republicans attending John McCain-Sarah Palin campaign rallies are showing a new emotion: rage.
Oh dear. Those Republicans are sore losers aren't they? I mean it is clear they've already lost.

Please. Note the following difference in news coverage (hat tip Gateway Pundit).
Jodie Evans is one of the top Obama Bundlers and has raised nearly $100,000 for her candidate. She last met with Obama in June.

Code Pink co-founders Jodie Evans (left) and Medea Benjamin try to storm the stage on Governor Sarah Palin at the RNC in St. Paul. (S&L)

So... How did the liberal media report this news that a top Obama and Democratic financier was crashing the stage during Sarah Palin's much anticipated speech?

NOT ONE WORD. There was not a peep from the media that the radical storming the stage was one of Barack Obama's top supporters.
Versus the following:
In contrast... This week when a rare McCain-Palin "supporter" screamed something foul at a rally against Barack Obama the media has been all over it.

The "angry Republican" story has made headlines all week.

Rick Moran defined this as the "Angry Mob" meme.
Gateway Pundit goes on to suggest that some of the "angry mob" showing up at Republican rallies are in fact people far on the left being planted to make the mob appear angry.

I don't know if such allegations are true, but their analysis of media behavior is spot on.

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