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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Another One For The "Duh!" File

In an explosive revelation, a study by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism found that major media outlets were three times more likely to be negative toward President Bush than towards Senator John Kerry in last year's election.

The annual report by a press watchdog that is affiliated with Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism said that 36 percent of stories about Bush were negative compared to 12 percent about Kerry, a Massachusetts senator.

Only 20 percent were positive toward Bush compared to 30 percent of stories about Kerry that were positive, according to the report by the Project for Excellence in Journalism.

The study looked at 16 newspapers of varying size across the country, four nightly newscasts, three network morning news shows, nine cable programs and nine Web sites through the course of 2004.

Kid Various is shocked!...SHOCKED!...to think that maybe there is some sort of bias in the mainstream media that somehow might color the obsessive and scrupulous quest for objectivity on the part of journalists!

Surely it is impossible, that the fact that an overwhelming number of "public guardians" self-describe themselves as liberal and that over 90% voted for Al Gore (2004 numbers not yet available) could somehow have anything to do with the overwhelmingly negative portrayals in the press of the Administration and it's policies.

In other news today...

The sky is blue.
The earth is round.
The Pope is Catholic.

And this story earns a big, and well deserved, Idiom "Duh!"

1 Comments:

At Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 3:21:00 PM EST, Blogger P-BS-Watcher said...

Even CSJ can't ignore the obvious. See The Pope Is Still Catholic

 

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