President Obama and the American media
Talking Points 8/7
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- Date Aug 7, 2012
Talking Points 8/7
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Time Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us tonight President Obama in the American Media that is a subject of this evening's talking points memo.
Last night -- the -- Bernie Goldberg said this about the political media.
And President Obama.
So they drool all over him for years ago.
And all they could find now are gaps in Romney's trip.
Journalist -- Barack Obama's most loyal base they will not abandon him.
And they've got too much invested in them.
-- what Bernie says is true.
Here's a backup 2004 Kerry vs bush University of Connecticut study of 300 journalists nationwide.
2007 the Pew Research Center did a survey of 585 journalists it's now.
32% of them describe themselves as liberal.
Say they're conservative the rest claim to be a -- In 2008 another pew.
Survey assessed -- home.
Other presidential campaign between Barack Obama John McCain -- found that fewer than a third of the stories about mr.
Obama were negative.
While more than half the stories about John McCain cast him in a negative light were negative.
Even worse less than 20% of the stories about Senator McCain he's certified war hero were positive -- 20%.
More than 33%.
Of the reports on mr.
Obama -- favorable.
-- seem to present America clearly favors -- more liberal candidate has for decades.
Now what does this mean in the upcoming election well.
First -- -- gives Democrats a major advantage because their agenda whether it's bashing Mitt Romney are promoting the president.
Will be covered far more extensively.
Than the Republicans -- Second stories -- make the president look bad will be played down in the national press.
While anything Mitt Romney does will be described as a gaffe a mistake or just plain down.
The cumulative effect of this will be to influence voters who do not pay attention.
Those of you watch a factor and listen closely to what the candidates are saying -- not likely be influenced by the media we know that.
But the folks who spend most of their time in recreational.
Could be very much influenced by the pro Obama coverage -- -- here in there.
Talking points estimates -- we'll give the president about three or 4% of the popular vote.
Finally why are most journalists liberal.
Peer pressure the main reason Bernie Goldberg and I worked at CBS news at the same time and if you were not politically correct if you were traditional.
You would suspect.
In the eyes of management that included Dan rather.
When I worked at ABC news things weren't as bad because Peter Jennings did not like blatant partisanship although he himself was liberal think.
So in order to prosper in their careers.
Many journalists believe they have to -- the Liberal Party line the second -- is they want -- -- Total Liberal Party line because a lot of journalists are educated liberal universities and brought up -- little environments.
Not a lot of Levittown or have a -- you guys.
In the national press knows that.
And that's -- and now for the.