Saturday, July 26, 2008

Obama Love

John McCain is unhappy that he's not getting the same media coverage that Barack Obama seems to be enjoying these days; I include this cheesy video with this post not because I dig it but because I find it particularly hilarious that corporate newsmen can rail against other corporate newsmen about bias in the media or a lack of media coverage and still be taken seriously by their colleagues and the public:
The news media in this country are in this for one reason only: ratings (=money). McCain has had his ass kissed by the media for years as the "Maverick" candidate and now he's whining because they've found someone else with a better story and the free ride's over. How "in the bag" is the news media for Obama? Check this out:

The Project for Excellence in Journalism has officially crowned Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-IL) relationship with his former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, “the dominant media story of the entire” presidential campaign, “by far.” Wright’s comments “received four times more coverage than any other theme or event throughout the campaign.” Reports of the superdelegate role and Obama’s so-called “bitter” comments were the second and third most covered stories, respectively. However, “[n]o other story line came close to attracting as much coverage as the Wright-Obama association, and most of it was negative.”
Not only was the Reverend Wright coverage the dominant media story in this election, it was one of two narratives in the top three that were also negative for Obama. In all the hustle and bustle of this election, people seem to have forgotten that real life isn't always fair; sometimes, one candidate is just more compelling and, yeah I'll say it, better than the other. Now, will Barack Obama be a great president? I can't say this for sure; but if you ask me if John McCain will be just more of the same Big Business, religious pandering that we've seen for the last 7 1/2 years from the Bush administration, I'd have to guess yes. And that, my friends, I can not abide.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

John McCain will be whatever you want him to be.

Jerry Jones believes that all publicity is good publicity. It appears the Rev. Wright stuff is beginning to corroborate that.