More Media Bias…
Anyone who thinks the media isn’t trying to influence the election and help pave the way for who the eventual candidates will be is just not living in reality.
John Edwards placed 2nd in Iowa, but got absolutely NO coverage heading into New Hampshire. Dennis Kucinich wasn’t even allowed to the debate table in Nevada.
And after yesterday’s caucus in Nevada, here is the headline CNN.com went with this morning:
“McCain, Clinton, Romney claim victories” – see for yourself right here.
There’s only 1 problem with that headline. Even though Clinton technically won in Nevada, Obama got MORE delegates, because of the areas that he won. Obama got 13 delegates, to Clinton’s 12. It is mentioned in the article, but most people will see the headline and just keep on going.
Never have I seen a more concerted effort by the media to influence our choices than this year…and it is unsettling.
Ron Paul came in SECOND in Nevada, but where are THOSE headlines? That is a HUGE victory for him and his campaign, but all the media can talk about is McCain’s win in South Carolina, and how every year since 1980, the winner in the South Carolina primary has gone on to eventually be that party’s candidate.
If the general election ends up being anyone other than Clinton vs. McCain at this point, I will be highly surprised…as will the national media.