Living In Bizarro World


Study: Network coverage biased toward GOP

The major U.S. broadcasters demonstrated bias towards Republicans in their coverage of presidential campaigns between 1992 and 2004, a new book contends.

Maria Elizabeth Grabe and Erik Bucy, both associate professors of telecommunications at Indiana University, are the authors of “Image Bite Politics: News and the Visual Framing of Elections” published by Oxford University Press. They analyzed coverage of the elections on ABC, CBS and NBC and concluded all three networks showed a slight tilt to the Republican side.

“We don’t think this is journalists conspiring to favor Republicans. We think they’re just so beat up and tired of being accused of a liberal bias that they unknowingly give Republicans the benefit in coverage,” said Grabe. “It’s self-censorship that journalists might be imposing on themselves.”

/talk about revisionist history, these wacademics are just flat out nuts

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