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Team Romney's Whining About Media Bias Versus Reality

 
 
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Here's Politico playing scribe to the Romney campaign by dutifully recording their whining for posterity: 

No wonder Republicans are livid with the early coverage of the 2012 general election campaign. To them, reporters are scaring up stories to undermine the introduction of Mitt Romney to the general election audience – and once again downplaying ones that could hurt the president.

“The New York Times has given Obama the longest wet kiss in political history, and they have done him a favor again,” former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said.

Republicans cry “bias” so often it feels like a campaign theme. It is, largely because it fires up conservatives and diminishes the punch of legitimate investigative or narrative journalism. But it also is because it often rings true, even to people who don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh – or Haley Barbour.

The piece has been widely mocked this week, and I have little to add except for this reality-check from Pew, courtesy of James Fallows:

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He's got many more charts making the point. Read the whole thing.

AlterNet / By Joshua Holland

Posted at June 2, 2012, 9:12am

 
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