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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Crybaby Ryan Whines About Media Bias--David Carr Responds

So what else is new.  Now GOP going from complaints about poll bias to horse race coverage to (today) Paul Ryan alleging out and out "bias" in all coverage.  He makes bias charge on...Fox.
“It goes without saying that there is definitely media bias,” Mr. Ryan said on “Fox News Sunday.” He said he believed that most people in the news media were left of center and pro-Obama; that meant that he and his running mate, Mitt Romney, needed to take their message directly to the people.  Mr. Ryan declined to say exactly where he saw such bias.
For tomorrow's NYT, ace media writer David Carr analyzes this charge, pointing out that the media megaphone is largely held by....conservatives.
Think about it. What is the No. 1 newspaper in America by circulation? Why, that would be The Wall Street Journal, a bastion of conservative values on its editorial pages and hardly a suspect when it comes to lefty news coverage. (Though it’s worth pointing out that the paper has published some very tough coverage of Mr. Romney.)
What about radio? Three of the top five radio broadcasters — Mr. Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and the recently departed Michael Savage — have outdrawn NPR’s morning and evening programs by a wide margin. In cable television, Fox News continues to pummel the competition.
And he doesn't even mention Drudge. 

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