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In the back of the book segment tonight media bias in overdrive.
As we mentioned earlier -- -- -- recent poll finds that a majority of likely voters believe that most reporters will work to reelect President Obama.
Believe that media bias is a bigger problem in politics today.
Then big campaign contributions.
Said it's the other way around.
So I asked NBC political reporter Chuck Todd about the pervasive view that the media establishment is in the tank for Obama.
Real media bias -- geographic.
Believe that it is because the media industrial complexes located in New York city's that's -- -- are cultural biases built into the media.
Always believe that but it's -- less political -- people can.
Joining us now from Alexandria Virginia rich nice he's from the media research center -- conservative media watchdog group.
Okay rich -- Chuck -- was that standup guy to come on my show.
Today and discuss these new poll numbers also just as growing sad that the media they're all gonna vote for Obama and all that try to help -- made 51% and that arrest -- -- Poll believe that what.
You think about his answer that's really a fact that all these media people live in New York that causes the bias it's it's no political bail.
Well I think living altogether -- New -- part of the problem but it it's almost as if he thinks that's not on the media's control they can decide where to put their headquarters CNN decided headquartered years ago in Atlanta.
Just to get around that problem.
No the real problem is the media by and large are staffed with liberals far in excess of the way the country looks.
The last time Q did a survey and this is 2004.
They found 34%.
A journalist described themselves as liberal.
Vs 7% is that they were conservatives a 52 advantage having by then journals for wise those polls -- work they were all calling themselves moderate.
But if you look at -- country to country is 40% conservative 20% liberal.
The newsrooms of America the newsrooms of New York.
Do not look at all like America and the journalists don't think like America they -- the same political attitudes and advises Americans and that's what the news is so skewed.
And so you look at this -- that Gallup survey from may shows that 51% of Americans identify themselves.
As pro life and I think a lot of us think there should be some exceptions to it to no abortion -- but never -- call themselves pro life.
But you would never get that and reading so many of these so called mainstream journals out there because most of the reporters are.
-- are for abortion rights.
Their four game marriage.
Therefore raising taxes on the rich and on a whole host of issues -- the countries -- -- slightly to the right.
Or -- evenly divided they are like nine.
The other way selling and I need ten -- not -- engender a lot of confidence that you're gonna hold both sides accountable.
Well that's right and the and the public sees this I mean.
Slate did a poll convivial -- when the pulled her own journalists in 200896%.
Voted for Obama.
Rasmussen last time around found.
Massive majority of the public understood journalists were trying to help Barack Obama this time around by a 521 margin more than 521 margin.
The -- out there to help Barack Obama in this campaign to even though it's not the hope and change campaign of 2008 are still getting behind is.
Fear and smear campaign of 2012.
I thought was interesting that people are split on whether media buys his worst in campaign cash or not.
You know you pick up papers you read the newspaper you pick up the papers you really watch television news.
You always are hearing people talking about how people campaign cash is.
But you never hear editorials and -- media buys except -- -- you know we put it out this network talks letter from time to time.
But it's silly for people bring that out on their own and they must really be seeing -- -- -- 47% believe it's a bigger problem and -- and then political contributions.
And we look got rich at this the new Democrat attempt to.
Again deviate away from the economy and get back on -- war on women narrative very divisive -- -- I gender I discontent with the Republicans.
I think that the media biased lands.
Is very important.
I think a lot of folks look right through this and may look right to wait a second my pocketbook issues -- gonna keep my kids.
That tuition bills paid I think they're worried about those red button and moderation might never know what I watch and some of our friends -- -- other -- cable channels.
Oh yeah that the economy -- Chuck Todd in this in the same interview.
Talk about how they they really don't do a good job of covering the economy is under covered but you deal with the campaign you you know you've been handed.
-- back in 1992 when the economy was in better shape than it is now unemployment is lower.
GDP was stronger the debt and deficits were much much lower the media went to town hammering George H.
Bush and that it -- -- What they -- -- news stories.
They'd -- yes -- number of these things for her reason and that that's for the via Skype and choice of topics rich.
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