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Even Russia Sees It-- MSM Openly Supports Obama

Started by dsnope, 10/26/2008 10:29AM
Posted 10/26/2008 10:29AM | Edited 10/26/2008 10:35AM Opening Post
This week Newt Gingrich said the way the media elites treat Governor Sarah Palin is like the way the Polish Communists used to treat opposition leader Lech Walesa. Newt even compared the US media to Pravda.

Now Russia agrees.

A Russian elections committee sees major bias by the US media in this year's national elections.
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/world/story.html?id=901941

Russia's Central Elections Committee has also assigned its Centre for the Study of Election Technology to review the U. S. election campaign.

A preliminary report prepared by the group, after studying U. S. media coverage on the NBC, CBS and ABC television networks since September, has concluded Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate, has a "hidden advantage."

A preliminary report obtained by the Russian daily online newspaper Kommersant concludes the U. S. television networks devoted more time to Republican candidate John McCain, but "the material that makes up that time difference can be assessed as negative."

The Russian study also said Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential pick, has been subjected to more criticism than her Democratic counterpart, Senator Joe Biden.

It adds that when the presidential candidates' platforms are described, Mr. Obama's is described last, to make it look better, and when platforms are compared, "Obama's is presented preferable."

The observations appear to ape western criticisms of Russia's elections in which international observers have complained Russia's television networks are overwhelmingly pro-Kremlin and offer unbalanced and unfair coverage of opposition candidates.

Even liberal Bob Kerrey sees the obvious media bias this year.
Posted 10/26/2008 11:53AM #1
Dave Snope said:
A preliminary report obtained by the Russian daily online newspaper Kommersant concludes the U. S. television networks devoted more time to Republican candidate John McCain, but "the material that makes up that time difference can be assessed as negative."
That's because the McCain campaign has spent too much of its campaign trying to be a forum on Barack Obama. It's cost them, surprise surprise. The news outlets can't help it if this is all the campaign will give them to chew on.
The Russian study also said Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential pick, has been subjected to more criticism than her Democratic counterpart, Senator Joe Biden.
Well come on. For criticism there's just a lot more material on Palin. Frankly the media has been overly generous with her, ignoring her historical connections with political fringe groups. She's getting a free pass on stuff that any dem would be openly crucified for.

It adds that when the presidential candidates' platforms are described, Mr. Obama's is described last, to make it look better, and when platforms are compared, "Obama's is presented preferable."
Where were they able to find media coverage of Obama's platform? The media coverage I've seen has been just months and months of Ayers and Rev. Wright, while they refuse to examine Palin's fringe element connections and McCain's history in the S&L scandal.

I'm surprised you put so much stock in Russian political opinion. Is this how far you have to run to find people who agree with you? wink This is a transparent effort by Russian authorities simply to criticize the U.S. election process since we've done the same towards them at times.