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« Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 507 - Texas Still Has Room For Improvement. | WILLisms.com | Wednesday Caption Contest: Part 155. »

Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 508 - Media In The Tank.

Obama Messiamania-

You've probably already seen this, but here is some evidence of a new level of absurd media bias:

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An analysis of federal records shows that the amount of money journalists contributed so far this election cycle favors Democrats by a 15:1 ratio over Republicans, with $225,563 going to Democrats, only $16,298 to Republicans .

Two-hundred thirty-five journalists donated to Democrats, just 20 gave to Republicans — a margin greater than 10-to-1. An even greater disparity, 20-to-1, exists between the number of journalists who donated to Barack Obama and John McCain.

Searches for other newsroom categories (reporters, correspondents, news editors, anchors, newspaper editors and publishers) produces 311 donors to Democrats to 30 donors to Republicans, a ratio of just over 10-to-1. In terms of money, $279,266 went to Dems, $20,709 to Republicans, a 14-to-1 ratio.

....

The contributions add up to $315,533 to Democrats and $22,656 to Republicans — most of that to Ron Paul, who was supported by many liberals as a stalking horse to John McCain, a la Rush Limbaugh's Operation Chaos with Hillary and Obama.

What is truly remarkable about the list is that, discounting contributions to Paul and Rudy Giuliani, who was a favorite son for many folks in the media, the totals look like this: $315,533 to Democrats, $3,150 to Republicans (four individuals who donated to McCain).

Let me repeat: $315,533 to Democrats, $3,150 to Republicans — a ratio of 100-to-1. No bias there.

This is incredibly important. And ridiculous.

Lavish positive media attention on Obama's world tour has clearly given him a boost in the polls. Media bias matters.

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Posted by Will Franklin · 28 July 2008 08:37 AM

Comments

It is interesting that Fox related contributions had no contributions going to the Republicans.

Posted by: sethstorm at July 28, 2008 04:31 PM

Et tu, Fox News?

That one is a bit of a headscratcher.

Posted by: Ken McCracken at July 28, 2008 05:23 PM

I can tell you *this* reporter was among those donating to Actual Republicans.

Media "neutrality" is a sham. If people could easily find out a reporter's views, they could keep the reporter in check. It's a method of accountability.

Anyway, do you know whether this survey took into account regional media sources (like the Tyler Morning Telegraph??). Or was it just national sources?

Posted by: Cindy (Brown) Mallette at August 4, 2008 02:22 PM

I think it was just major national media.

Posted by: Will Franklin at August 4, 2008 08:21 PM