July 21, 2008
|CONTACT: COLLEEN O’BOYLE or TIM SCHEIDERER
49% of Voters Believe Reporters Will Try to Help Sen. Obama With
President Brent Bozell: “What are the other 51% drinking?”
A Rasmussen poll released yesterday states 49% of
respondents think the media will slant their coverage in an explicit
attempt to assist Senator Barack Obama in November’s Presidential
election. This is up 5% from just one month ago. Only 14% think
they will do the same for Senator John McCain.
This poll was
released in the midst of an unprecedented week long excursion for
the three network evening news anchors. CBS’ Katie Couric, ABC’s
Charlie Gibson and NBC’s Brian Williams are following in the wake of
Sen. Obama’s tour of the Middle East and Europe, broadcasting live
from each of Sen. Obama’s stops and sitting down with him for
one-on-one exclusive interviews, a level of coverage no Presidential
candidate has ever before received.
President L. Brent Bozell:
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“The liberal media’s now completely blatant bias is as evident
as it is extraordinary. Never before have we seen such an
overt, over-the-top, seemingly coordinated effort by press in
totality to back the play of a politician. It is shameless.
“That 49% of the American people now say they see the media’s
Obama cheerleading leads me only to wonder: What are the other
“No Presidential candidate EVER has received this level of
fawning, luminescent and servile coverage. Not Kerry, not Gore,
not Clinton, Dukakis, Mondale, Carter, McGovern, Humphrey,
Johnson, not even the liberal media’s hallowed John Fitzgerald
Kennedy garnered this level of gushing, glowing press attention.
“The liberal media’s only hope of salvaging some semblance of
journalistic credibility is, when it’s their turn with Sen.
Obama, to put to him the very obvious questions that need to be
asked. However, given their coverage of him thus far, I’m
afraid we will find that they will remain incapable of helping
themselves, and that their credibility is unrecoverable.”
To schedule an interview with MRC President
Brent Bozell or another MRC spokesperson,
please contact Tim Scheiderer (x. 126) or Colleen O’Boyle (x.
122) at (703) 683-5004.
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