Unless you’ve been living in a cave the last few years, bias in the media has reached unprecedented levels. In fact, in 2008 media bias in favor of then candidate Barack Obama was so apparent and obvious that, after winning the White House, Obama made this joke at the White House correspondent’s dinner: “Most of you covered me; all of you voted for me. Apologies to the Fox table.”
There’s a saying that a good joke has a level of truth to it.
Because of the misfeasance by the news media, Obama has managed to begin the process of fundamentally transforming America.
Media bias continues today and now threatens the very foundations of America.
Today we vote for a new President and despite media bias in favor of President Obama, Mitt Romney will win the presidency.
Below is a study done by a friend who wanted to investigate the issue of media bias in the 2012 election.
By Bil in St. Paul
There is a movie called “Media Malpractice” about the amount of media bias Obama received in the last election.
The movie made me curious to gather my own results on this idea, so I wrote an application that did the following:
· Downloaded 15 media web site front pages four times a day (8 am , noon, 5 pm, 9 pm) correlating to when I checked the news on the internet.
· The 15 sites are based on Nielson’s May 2012 most news sites visited report located at http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/online_mobile/may-2012-top-u-s-web-brands-and-news-websites/. I also put in some websites that I deemed to be national news sites only.
· The site data was searched for occurrences of the words “obama” or “romney” (which includes web links).
· The sites were monitored from the morning of Sunday October 28, 2012 to the evening of Sunday November4, 2012 – the week before the election to be held on November 6..
· All raw data has been kept.
· Obama was mentioned 1635 more than Romney across all front pages.
· Obama was mentioned about 10% more than Romney across all front pages.
List of Sources
|New York Times||www.newyorktimes.com|
|Wall Street Journal||www.wsj.com|
The total mentions per candidate, and total percentage of those mentions per candidate.
|Obama mentions||Romney mentions||Obama %||Romney %|
Candidate Mentions per Media Source
|Source||Obama mentions||Romney mentions|
|New York Times||689||504|
|Wall Street Journal||342||254|
|Source||Obama %||Romney %|
|Wall Street Journal||57||43|
|New York Times||58||42|
Candidate Mention Delta
This table shows which candidate received more mentions than the other per media site, and the number of times more they were mentioned. It is ordered from greatest difference to least.
|New York Times||Obama||185|
|Wall Street Journal||Obama||88|
Candidate Percentage Delta
This table shows the percentage of which candidate received more mentions than the other per media site, and the percentage more they were mentioned. It is ordered from greatest difference to least.
|Source||Top Mentions||Advantage %|
|New York Times||Obama||16|
|Wall Street Journal||Obama||14|
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