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Monday, July 21, 2008

New Rasmussen Survey Shows People Believe The Media Is In The Tank For Obama

Ever since Chris Matthews let it slip that there was a thrill going up his leg when Senator Obama spoke during the Potomac Primary people have believed the press is thoroughly in the tank for the candidate from Illinois. Today Rasmussen released a survey that confirms the population's suspicions:

The belief that reporters are trying to help Barack Obama win the fall campaign has grown by five percentage points over the past month. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found that 49% of voters believe most reporters will try to help Obama with their coverage, up from 44% a month ago.

Just 14% believe most reporters will try to help John McCain win, little changed from 13% a month ago. Just one voter in four (24%) believes that most reporters will try to offer unbiased coverage.

A plurality of Democrats—37%-- say most reporters try to offer unbiased coverage of the campaign. Twenty-seven percent (27%) believe most reporters are trying to help Obama and 21% in Obama’s party think reporters are trying to help McCain.

Among Republicans, 78% believe reporters are trying to help Obama and 10% see most offering unbiased coverage.

As for unaffiliated voters, 50% see a pro-Obama bias and 21% see unbiased coverage. Just 12% of those not affiliated with either major party believe the reporters are trying to help McCain.

In a more general sense, 45% say that most reporters would hide information if it hurt the candidate they wanted to win. Just 30% disagree and 25% are not sure. Democrats are evenly divided as to whether a reporter would release such information while Republicans and unaffiliated voters have less confidence in the reporters.

This is no more evident than the foreign policy tour that Senator Obama has embarked on. All three major network anchors, over three hundred other members of the press, and all in an attempt to portray him as presidential. This is nothing more than a PR trip, and the media is pulling out all the stops to make sure that he wins. We said this last week, and we continue to say it today. If it was not true, then why is his wife not with him? He claims that the trip was too dangerous for her. That is simply not true.

He is the one who would have been in danger had she accompanied him. She is as prone to making idiotic statements as he is. And while we refer to his miscues as gaffes, we do not refer to her comments that way. She sounds as though she believes what she says. After all, that was the point of her "makeover." She needed to go through a makeover because the statements she kept making were having deleterious effect on his campaign. She emphasized the arrogant and condescending attitude that Senator Obama has.

The press saw that most people see Senator Obama as a rookie; inexperienced, ineffectual, and incompetent. While this trip was his idea, it was the press that decided that he needed a makeover. He lacks foreign policy credentials, and this trip is designed to show that he is not a lightweight when it comes to foreign policy.

Mark my words, when this trip is over, the press is going to parrot the spin that this trip was astounding, and a rousing success for him. The press has already tried to spin the al-Maliki interview with Der Spiegel; that the Iraqi prime minister endorsed the senator's sixteen month timetable despite the fact that the prime minister corrected and clarified his statements.

The media, for the most part, is in the tank for Senator Obama. The only people who will dispute that are those in the press. The nation is not fooled, and we prove it daily by not trusting the mainstream media. Newspaper circulation is down. Ratings for news shows are down. America learned long ago that the media is not to be trusted, and as long as they continue to peddle the notion that Senator Obama can save this nation -- that he can "fix our souls" -- we, the people, will continue to treat them with disdain.



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