Wingnuts Whine About Press Coverage


The euphemistically-named "Media Research Center" is now whining that Democratic presidential candidates have been getting far more air time than Republicans.

For those of you unaware, the MRC is headed by right wing tool Brent Bozell, and has never once complained about the obvious 24-hour far-right bias of Fox Noise. Go figure…

From: Morning shows criticized for giving Democrats more airtime –

A media watchdog organization charged Wednesday that the network morning news shows have spent considerably more time this year on Democrats running for president than on Republicans.

Network news executives rejected any suggestion of bias, and said they have a considerably harder time getting Republican candidates to appear on their shows.

Through July 31, the ABC, CBS and NBC morning news shows devoted 284 campaign segments to Democratic candidates and 152 to Republicans, according to the conservative Media Research Center. Another 81 stories discussed both parties or a possible independent run by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

"The double standard has got to stop," said L. Brent Bozell, the group’s founder. "What you hope is that there would be fairness. If you are going to give that much coverage to the Democrats, give it to the Republicans, too."

The disparity was most pronounced in January, with 52 stories on the Democratic campaign and five for the Republicans. That’s the month that the campaign rivalry between Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama began.

Has it ever occurred to Bozell that the reason there is more coverage of the Democrats is because they have an interesting field, with a variety of viewpoints, while the republicans are running the dullest field of candidates in the history of presidential politics, and keep reiterating the same "message" over and over?

Seriously; what is the Republican message? "We hate gays, we want a law against abortion, we want to keep the brown people out and we want to bomb the shit out of anyone we don’t like." (Yawn) We’ve heard that before. If you want more coverage, say something newsworthy.

Bill Maher, on last week’s "Real Time," noted that the two parties seem to be running in different countries, and there is some truth to that. Democrats are not only talking about ending the war, but also rebuilding new Orleans, taking care of the poor, creating jobs, and health care.

Did Bozell ever even consider that the reason the Democrats get more coverage is because they’re actually saying things people want to hear?

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