– Rasmussen Reports has released new polling numbers that bolster
what the Media Research Center (MRC) has been documenting, exposing
and neutralizing for
twenty-one years: that the media are
overwhelmingly liberal, and distort rather than report the news.
And that this bias
has been readily apparent in this year’s Presidential campaign.
Rasmussen Reports revealed that “just
17% of voters nationwide believe that most reporters try to offer
unbiased coverage of election campaigns” and that “four times as
many—68%--believe most reporters try to help the candidate that they
want to win.”
is clear which candidate the American people think the media are
helping. According to the poll, “fifty-four percent (54%) say Obama
has gotten the best coverage so far”, with just “twenty-two percent
(22%) say(ing) McCain has received the most favorable coverage.”
President L. Brent Bozell issued the following statement:
“This poll echoes what the MRC has been saying for more than two
decades. Since 1987, we’ve captured hundreds of thousands of
examples of the media’s cheerleading for liberal candidates and
“We’ve watched the prolonged, pronounced collapse of the network
newscasts, national news magazines and national newspapers as a
result of their liberal bias, and seen talk-radio, Internet news
outlets and the Fox News Channel rush to ably fill the
“This year’s fawning over Barack Obama, which several reporters
have publicly admitted to witnessing and indeed being a part of,
has only served to increase and intensify the public’s
disillusionment with the national press.
“The media should be ashamed at these findings. Far more
likely, they will simply ignore them and carry on with liberal
business as usual.”
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Brent Bozell or another MRC spokesperson,
please contact Tim Scheiderer (x. 126) or Colleen O’Boyle (x.
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