The media has been more pro-Clinton than pro-Obama
by NeuvoLiberal, Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 02:23:08 PM EST
Let's consider the following.
CNN has played downright pro-Clinton bias through out this campaign for over a year. Clinton got positive media coverage by almost all news media outlets through October; remember how they were all singing praises of the beautiful campaign she was supposedly running?
Obama did get some positive coverage after his IA win, but even there, tons of media people kept chanting Clinton's talking points including the "experience" meme. Even during this period, Clinton surrogates have been for more commonly found pushing those talking points and hardly any Obama surrogates.
Also, the Clinton campaign against Obama has been incredibly negative. Given Clinton camp's negative tactics/attacks against Obama, of course, they'd tend to get negative treatment when those events are covered by the media in any balanced manner. Yet, I don't think enough justice has been done to expose the negativity of the Clinton campaign, IMO.
Further, had Obama lost 11 states in a row, lost (or pulled even) on pledged delegates on every single primary/caucus day thus far (as HRC did), trailed in the popular vote, he would've already been sent packing from the race by the media.
Clinton started out with massive name recognition-based double digit leads (as the Clinton are popular among Democrats) everywhere before actual contests and campaigning took place.
The media declared Hillary Clinton the winner of most debates, and even when Obama did superbly (as in several of the recent debates), the media only called them draws instead of as wins for Obama.
As a simple example, consider this: had Obama fumbled Medvedev's name, we would've seen media playing that over and over like they played Dean's so-called scream.
Given all this, this whole victim-card business by Hillary Clinton is a political ploy, but it is pure nonsense on substance. In the balance of things, given Clintons' baggage, IMO, the media has given a far more favorable treatment to Clinton than to Obama.