News media coverage of 2012 presidential campaign
Study: Mitt Romney receiving favorable coverage
- Duration 4:36
- Date Apr 23, 2012
Study: Mitt Romney receiving favorable coverage
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News media of course played a key role in our nation's political discourse and presidential campaigns no exception.
A new study by the Pew Research Center finds that since January.
Republican Mitt Romney has been getting more favorable coverage than his Republican rivals.
And even better coverage than President Obama is that true.
Talk about it would Jim Pinkerton contributing editor for and writer for the American conservative magazine Alan Colmes is host.
Of the Alan Colmes radio show so we heard that complaint from Rick Santorum.
As he was getting out of the race -- he said that the news media were in love with Mitt Romney essentially.
And gave him all the good press is.
That true well I think the media like Romney a lot better they like.
Santorum and and for that matter Gingrich is ahead headline in yesterday's Washington times was Gingrich runs worst campaign in history -- something like that.
But I think we're seeing a shift now -- now that I -- Santorum and gainers have sort of gone away.
The media can now focus on them.
Whether they want President Obama to get reelected or whether they want from the DeWitt and so for example today's New York Times as an editorial that -- Romney is quote.
The best of a very bad bunch talking about the Republican field and then -- here.
We have Paul Krug man.
Slamming Romney big time I guarantee they'll be some -- -- Romney column somewhere in the -- times in the next seven months that none of them.
We'll be is pro Romney.
As fragment as anti round and then here's the Washington Post today the editorial about -- -- as -- of all money.
So I think the pattern is emerging as to how the media are gonna play the Romney Obama raised war and -- the study even says -- that Mitt Romney got more favorable coverage then the president twice as an.
For -- to 18% favorable for President Obama so much for they liberal media.
You know we talk about the -- though it's one monolithic entity as -- the media is a person or one thing when the media is many things.
And you've got the New York time's -- public editor.
-- Spain talking about how well Obama wasn't -- that much during the first.
The liberal New York Times during the first cycle during -- first election he wasn't -- we got.
You know whacko still talking about his birth certificate and whether reported Kenya I mean this is ridiculous and he's not.
Vetted apple airport here this is the times' own public editor I noticed I found the paper's liberal media coverage as well as saying that they just didn't take a thorough enough looking -- -- president -- -- emissary nobody actually you've got to give.
Be -- -- times credit though.
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They did that that the the New York Times isn't challenging where Obama was born and Arthur Brisbane -- north senators -- the the ombudsman for that for the newspaper.
Did say that it back in 2008.
That -- in the near -- -- fasting a bit in the warm glow of president Obama's election.
That would be appear to be biased they say that they they they appeared muted it in the same same things -- yesterday's -- times.
He talked about how the New York Times quote overplayed it article on the investments above -- a man Romney's -- Edwards.
Yes -- somebody at the New York Times honest enough to admit.
That the papers biased but of course -- you'll be -- -- the and the company cafeteria from now on I'm the last definitely that I've ever hiring however.
It doesn't change the obvious direction of the Paper -- -- Jim when you talk about well the people of the media likes -- -- -- then sent -- well they like Gingrich less than Romney.
It's not the media it's the people -- the voters it's the people who vetted him and -- these people at the polls -- decided they like Romney better than they like Santorum.
-- than they like Gingrich it's Republicans who made that decision and it's the media who's covering the fact that Republicans have made a choice that Romney will be there likely nominee the.
I got -- -- found that the American people are not the same as the New York Times editorial board -- -- different -- one that is much margin one against anybody -- the other I'm suggesting you that would you're citing as liberal bias is reflective of what's out there in the actual real world because people did have this warm -- about Obama elected him and they did decide on the right at least that Romney is a better candidate well -- and also slip off.
Numbers but also says that President Obama got better coverage than either of the bush presidents who proceeded him so we're gonna have to leave it at that.
Thank you both thank Alan thank you Alan -- Jim Pinkerton we'll talk to you again.