Vote Against the Mainstream Media

A new study by the non-partisan Center for Media and Public Affairs in Washington, D.C., analyzed midterm election coverage on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts between September 5 and October 22. The study found during these seven key weeks following Labor Day, 167 such stories were broadcast. These big three network gave Democratic candidates coverage that was 77 percent positive. Republican candidates got the opposite � coverage that was 88 percent negative.

A 2005 University of California Los Angeles-led study found that 18 of the nation's top 20 media outlets skewed their news coverage significantly to the Left.

"I suspected that many media outlets would tilt to the left because surveys have shown that reporters tend to vote more Democrat than Republican," said UCLA political scientist Tim Groseclose, the study's lead author. "But I was surprised at just how pronounced the distinctions are."

Experts have exposed how the Los Angeles Times, New York Times and other media concoct polls that deliberately "oversample" Democrats to produce results unfavorable to Republicans.

The liberal media beginning last Friday has been touting an editorial in the military careerist-oriented Army Times, sister publication of the Military Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Times, calling for the resignation of President George W. Bush's Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

The news stories about this seem orchestrated to persuade voters that America's military is turning against the Bush Iraq policy. Unreported, however, is that these are not military-edited publications. They are owned, edited and written by Gannett, the same liberal company that publishes USA Today, a left-of-center newspaper according to the UCLA-led study.

Last Friday Vanity Fair Magazine made news with a press release quoting several neo-conservative Bush advisors. Their quotes, from its forthcoming January issue, suggest that Bush Iraq policy was mistaken and has failed.

Several of those quoted � Richard Pearle, David Frum, Eliot A. Cohen and Michael Rubin � wrote over the weekend in National Review that their words were deceptively edited and distorted. ""Vanity Fair�set my words in its own context in its press release," wrote Frum. "They added words outside the quote marks to change the plain meaning of quotations."

Vanity Fair's sister Conde Nast magazine is The New Yorker, whose investigative reporter Seymour Hersh made news days ago by hyperbolically telling students at McGill University in Montreal that "There has never been an American army as violent and murderous as the one in Iraq."

ABC's Political Director Mark Halperin acknowledges that 70 percent of his ABC colleagues have a pro-Democratic liberal bias.

Tuesday's election will show whether the liberal media can manipulate our democracy by slanting their news coverage. By defeating their candidates, you can vote against the Left wing media.

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