On Media Bias

The standard cliche about the ‘liberal media elite bias’ has justly been turned on its head in The Indisputable Media Bias by Cenk Uygur who examines the difference in coverage of scandals in the Bush and Clinton eras. I’ve already alluded to that in my rants about the Karl Rove scandal, so it’s nice to see a more complete analysis of the subject. However, I also give a big portion of the blame to Democrats who can’t seem to come together on any coherent, consistent message about practically anything when getting in front of the press. By contrast, Republicans are quite good at distributing focused talking points, and hammering on them in unison every time they get in front of the press. You can sometimes even hear the same key phrases uttered nearly verbatim by multiple people. The Democrats don’t seem to have quite the same level of organization as this, to their detriment.

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  1. You’ve noted a few times that the Democrats just aren’t organized.

    I think it’s due to the way things were in the somewhat recent past. Dems were on top, Reps on the bottom. Underdogs have a way of organizing in order to topple the higher-ups, who become complacent in their power.

    Probably this will repeat – Dems will eventually start to rally, Reps will start to become lazy. Looks like it’s going to take some time though.

    (http://livejournal.com/users/edpark)

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