You've got to watch this video. CNN's Soledad O' Brien ran a focus group of self declared Republicans, Democrats and undecideds during the Palin/Biden debate.We all know that media bias is out there, but sometimes the breathtaking arrogance of those in the media who are quick to put their own political stamp on the stories they're supposedly covering objectively can be jaw-dropping. Kudos to Matthew Archbold for calling CNN on this obvious example of media bias.
Soledad asked them immediately after the debate, "How many thought Joe Biden won the debate tonight?"
I'd say about half the hands go up. O'Brien then inexplicably says, "So, looks overwhelming." Then she asks who thought Palin won. Again, about half the hands go up and she describes it as "small hands." Then she quickly declares Biden the winner and calls it a day.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Arrogance in the Media
You've got to go over and read this from Matthew Archbold at CMR if you haven't already; make sure you play the short video clip, too: