Media coverage of the RNC
Clear and present bias by the press?
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- Date Sep 1, 2012
Clear and present bias by the press?
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He's been loyal to his sons.
To his country.
To its employees and to his church.
-- I'm sure now that the press is gonna tell -- he isn't perfect.
But my friends for the past four years we've tried the one that the press thought was perfect and that hasn't worked out all that well -- That's why tonight I tell you.
We can do better.
Former GOP presidential candidate and current Fox News host governor Mike Huckabee.
Addressing the Republican Convention this week reminding America of the media role in the 2000.
So when you think back to the coverage of 2008 and looking forward to the Democratic Convention this coming week Jim has anything changed.
Well I think the media -- at Bristol being meaning -- the MRC.
Rich Noyes didn't.
Please please abusers essar I had a study of all the media coverage since 1988 in every four years showed average looks like an assistant you know could quadrant I am of leading questions leading -- don't you think Republicans have to.
Apologize for being racist you know whatever.
And this is so if you simply thought the trend might change.
Thursday's New York Times chose to use this picture of Paul Ryan this is that's Paul -- down there -- little later.
And these black figures behind them unidentified -- news station and your colleagues in tonight's picture the backdrop hard to.
I think look back and -- plan to -- I think cover that it was the color in the blackness and so on and little tiny Ryan there.
I think as -- as I wasn't the first observers say it looks like you know Ryan and Satan and his colleagues here.
And that's -- -- times if at the pictures worth a thousand words worth a million.
All right so Judy -- you know.
Governor Romney gave his big speech a lot of them a lot of folks in the media -- all it was short on specifics.
Well when you look back to the candidate Obama speech from 2008.
About hope and change there wasn't a lot of specific.
Information in there either.
Exactly I think governor Romney figured out that whatever the president -- clearly worked.
I'm that he was according to -- like that I getting absolutely no specifics so even though we know.
The governor Romney is unhappy.
With the fact that Iran continues to develop.
And nuclear capability we don't know what he would do differently from President Obama to stop Iran from doing that I -- I think that eventually.
Someone will ask the Republicans what he means specifically -- it hasn't happened yet and it certainly didn't happen jury here at convention.
Well should these presidential candidates be pressed to get us more person this person should also be following Alitalia we don't know what President Obama wants to do in the next very -- -- we've had a couple years he's been much what is -- -- Mitt Romney but rugged than -- the afternoon you nobody president.
We'll hiding and that he wants a cut everything to 20% of the GDP he wants a rate cut taxes for the rich he wants to raise military spending and he wants he said last night.
Whatever work when I was -- Thursday night that he said that he was gonna actually.
Not increase taxes for middle class that is physically impossible -- to do all that and and and keep and and solve the budget deficit problem.
Nobody has pressed him on this the media has not -- job.
Nor have they help these people accountable for their lives a constant lies about Barack Obama the constant lies about what their plan is these things out and I -- animals if I am offended well I start immediate going to be the same thing at the democratic and all of don't know about here's what the meteor got to do the Democratic Convention they're not going to apply the same standard to Democrats please.
As they do to Republicans look if they did this is what it would look like the media would be asking the democratic leaders want to do.
You have any pro life pro traditional.
Marriage smaller government lower taxes people in your party.
It is all monochromatic ideologically among Democrats but when it's Republicans they always say.
We need to hear more from groups blacks African Americans women so when the Republicans get those people up on the stage Susanne Martinez.
Marco Rubio and others this -- just tokens they don't really represented parties I think it's a complete double standard and you're never gonna -- the same questions.
As to Democrats as you do of admiration at the receivers and ideology that two very different things Bob not to the media they're not.
Well let me just if you're if you're black conservative and you've gone off to mix a metaphor the rest of you wonder why Atlanta -- out there aren't too happy about the Republican Party to wonder -- I -- -- related.
-- -- know you know you you read a lot in the media about how Mitt Romney is too robotic and he doesn't seem to have a core and that kind of thing and yet -- they bring out this couple Ted and pat -- -- people Krause yeah I think is is how -- was pronounced.
Who who have this heart rending story about how he.
You know came to visit their dying son became good friends with him helped write his will and so forth and it got essentially.
Not any coverage in the media right that was enough.
Rending moment for the Stanley I think -- -- bombings.
Who -- that I'm real Mitt Romney is and it doesn't seem -- average because.
With them media really are doing and I think Allen kind of we figured it is you're seeing -- mean come out.
On the liberal press critics and I'm thinking for example of Jim fallows as its manager Jay Rosen and -- you were named in Conover is boggles our dot com all saying -- press get tougher on Republicans you know hash tag lion lion.
Doses what are you -- -- of the week so this thing to say why didn't run even mention the fact we have 20000 troops have 40000 troops into war right now and everybody -- -- this is Bill -- couldn't believe.
That that what was lacking from him on everything crystal pounding the media from the right to be hundred pound in the media from the left and one name all hundred of -- and welcome to ask you Chris Matthews accuse.
To rimes -- -- the chairman of the Republican national committee of race baiting.
The LA times had this headline Republican National Convention puts a brown face on a white party.
Is this is -- some race baiting by the media.
Well I was struck by the coverage on NBC and MSNBC and Powell obviously unabashedly.
Bias statewide -- -- mean NBC now has -- point of view.
And that clearly came out in this coverage whether it was Tom Brokaw.
Speaking about a backward looking speech about a man who -- less inclusive than his father.
To Chris Matthews who said things that even made Joseph Scarborough.
And and his vision ski and comfortable on morning Joe's so.
I I think now if you if that's what you want you know where it looks as well as an opinion host it's what he does -- -- -- -- -- -- -- but time but they're supposed to have straight coverage of the convention it was hard to find that on NBC.
And then there was David tally in the former now former head of Yahoo! News.
Who was overheard on an ABC webcast saying the Romney's are happy to have a party.
As black people while black people -- referring to the hurricane hitting the West Coast now.
I'm sort of the Gulf Coast he got fired for that but.
This is a guy who has been political director for ABC news with political director for the PBS news hour has a long history in the -- He gets fired not for what he said but because he let the cat out of the back that was as proud -- that's how a lot of them think -- if you.
If you don't there's -- that there's no difference -- between an African American liberal Hispanic liberal a female liberal they're all liberals but.
The left wing media tries to draw this distinction that all blacks all Hispanics and virtually all women ought to be liberal or if they're not they are somehow got fired they did the right thing to -- -- -- I guess I didn't scream bloody murder that he wasn't -- I actually think battalion got a bad deal competition fired and that -- -- Making a second hot Mike we've Albania and ideas and -- suspended him punish them and -- certainly useful illustration.
Was more illustrative of ABC and mindset though is back isn't as -- also planned out.
During the speech by Susanna Martinez is Hispanic governor of New Mexico ABC -- a way to Jorge Ramos eight Hispanic broadcaster who just blast that way Republicans should not be inclusive art -- Up next on news watch.