Media Bias and the Decline of Real Journalism

25 Oct

Via Political Punch columnist Michael Malone today takes a look at the “sheer bias in the print and television coverage of this election campaign,” which he finds “not just bewildering, but appalling.”

Malone writes that “Republicans are justifiably foaming at the mouth over the sheer one-sidedness of the press coverage of the two candidates and their running mates. But in the last few days, even Democrats, who have been gloating over the pass — no, make that shameless support — they’ve gotten from the press, are starting to get uncomfortable as they realize that no one wins in the long run when we don’t have a free and fair press.”

What Malone says he objects to is not the tough coverage of the GOP ticket but “the lack of equivalent hardball coverage of the other side — or worse, actively serving as attack dogs” for the Democratic ticket.

It’s a long article so I’m only going to direct you there rather than post it all. I recommend reading it. Several good points are made by a journalist who still remembers what a real journalist does and is appalled by the biased media coverage of this election.  Check it out here.


One Response to “Media Bias and the Decline of Real Journalism”

  1. tamarin October 27, 2008 at 7:49 pm #

    I thought this was a really good article. The media sure has championed Obama quite a bit more than your average candidate. I laugh when they claim to be unbiased. Thank goodness for the internets because it’s where i get all my information now.

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