Friday, August 22, 2008

Time and Time, Again!

If you are a reader of Matt Drudge and his Drudge Report, you may have noticed that Barack Obama will, again, adorn the cover of Time Magazine for the 7th time in a year! Several opinion writers and columnists have written about the fact that the voting public may be tiring of "Obama Overload" and, possibly, that's why he is slipping in many of the recent opinion polls. But, with this "Time " issue, it appears that the mainstream media either didn't get that message or they are choosing to ignore it. Apparently, the only thing on their minds is to keep Obama in the public eye and, in doing so, get this guy elected.

In the past, I have joked that Obama has a campaign staff that goes well beyond his paid personnel. In fact, it appears that his campaign staff includes the all the staffs at Time Magazine, CNN, NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, and, well, you get the idea. This is consistent with the studies that have done by several media watchdogs which have noted the Obama has had front page treatment at a rate that is, sometimes, 5 times greater per news outlet than for John McCain. For a guy that keeps repeating the same old and hollow message of "change" without real change, Obama sure gets more than his share of press. Of course, the press has to keep up with his ever changing stands on policy and to make sure the public thinks that they are hearing that policy for the first time. Even when Obama does poorly, people like Andrea Mitchell at NBC/MSNBC will try and make him look good by claiming that McCain won the forum at Saddleback only because he heard the answers (See my blog entry) or trying to make it look like McCain, not Obama, played the race card first (See my blog entry).

To be fair, the media bias isn't just restricted to Barack Obama but to all Democrats. For example, it was obvious that the media was willing to give John Edwards a pass on his "affair" because they literally ignored the rumors for more than a year. I guess that's why the Democrat's push for the Fairness Doctrine (See Full Story) is such a joke!

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