Bias Bash: Expectations for Presidential Debates
Judy Miller on the media’s coverage
- Duration 6:39
- Date Oct 3, 2012
Judy Miller on the media’s coverage
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And part of the -- trying to change the narrative of course is always the spin.
Off to the debate from both sides Judy Miller is here with -- today's bias fast -- I guess we're gonna get all the spin from both sides off two wins is that usually fairly reflected by.
What we didn't do within the media because it's -- five -- obviously whenever they say.
I think Jonathan that the media reinforce.
They take their cue from the polls and they.
Reinforce the image of me the stereotype the impression that people have.
And the word -- most frequently attached in the press this morning.
To this debate for governor Romney is salvage.
It and you know.
I think that's a good dramatic and it seems a little -- -- have three or four points difference between the brand and a great deal could change but.
This story is very much being spun.
As the last chance for governor Romney you can make the kind of impression that he Meeks needs to make.
To persuade Americans that he has not only specific solutions to the nation's problems that he's been highlighting but that also he cares about an -- -- -- emphasizes.
Yeah on that point that it's the last chance because didn't -- in -- sense I'll probably dead in in reality.
More Americans and what's this debate than any other one of the debates and tens of millions of people are gonna get.
An impression of Mitt Romney from the race and if -- -- is one of those reaganesque -- isn't.
And you -- -- impression.
-- in a helping -- absolutely true or however.
You know there is just so much that anyone can do at this point to change impressions of the people.
Who have already begun loading in more than twenty states in early voting was votes account for roughly 25%.
Of the electorate.
Therefore for many Americans their minds are already made out -- And this is a war for the remaining undecided voter in those three or four crucial states.
But we've been reading about and hearing you found not not -- -- there.
The -- says that the whole debate about polls has been interesting to me it seems to me that those who have complained that.
All the polls every single one of them is skewed in the no reliable.
When they were showing healthy -- from President Obama I haven't heard that same argument makes you think this moving back towards Mitt Romney.
On the right we have that kind of complaint you know I think that.
Kirsten Powers other people on the station who are Democrat is.
-- really stunned by the extent to which the bias the innate bias of people who self identify.
As Democrats and many of them Liberal Democrats have manifested.
-- openly in this campaign.
A biased towards the president he.
And I think.
And those of us who watched politics for a long time are stunned by the extent to which is perceived as being OK okay each candidate got -- -- -- -- -- -- We do not do seem to move towards a more polarized.
Every year I mean I did I don't think we're as -- I think we had skis yeah I think -- more polarized now that we full willfully is -- in terms of the way the media operates.
There's no doubt about it that he did in the economics of the media are driving that.
I mean do they just look at the power of the dollar slow the dollars -- Do people have advertisers had -- -- -- from advertisers who whoever 'cause it goes it.
People have been bigger audience had to get the bigger audience as you said with the people want to hear -- and so the people want to hear all that's cool.
You know who's flipping the dial the other night and I've watched yeah.
A couple of -- stations and you know the both sides of this debate were being so Smart he -- Maybe it was it was kind of unbearable I -- of think of myself as a guy you know middle and I want did all of us -- it is just this works and they.
-- dripping sarcasm.
About it every week.
Hello tonight because I switched off last.
-- -- I was flipping around is up but at at La.
Last night Judy what what really only last night was everybody really add up all the videos -- -- rehashing stories and from both sides it's happened.
S Korea from both sides -- -- any independent.
If you happen to live in one of those states that's in play is just getting.
We'll put these negative ads left to right negative descriptions of the campaigns now we play isn't -- below debates to reinforce the point.
That your candidate or party is an idiot let up and can't be trusted I.
Seen anything like this and it's really disheartening for those of us who keep saying the American people want specifics they want to know.
How for example governor Romney is going to expand the military by 4%.
Be true to his campaign pledged to get a handle on the deficit and to reduce the nation's health and to -- cutting -- him.
How do you perform this magic trip and an -- it doesn't matter if all we really have.
Is the desire to form an impression in the voters' minds and those now you little statistics well.
Now you have the way they announcing that it.
I -- what -- of -- and if you love your comments here on the whole.
On the whole live debate issue in the campaign.
Can you read this as I hope the magic word that comes up in the debate tonight is budget.
And the lack -- it can you read this also says 47% addresses the people who will not be affected by his Romney statements about lowering taxes.
I bet that's his where no one -- Jake Long ones as I've heard Obama's solutions that last thirty seconds on the ballot through in his favor.
-- we -- sources -- -- the government to the NFL Romney replacing Obama.
Is like the real referees replacing the tenant recoveries from the -- -- controversial calls I think this past weekend in the NFL so.
How many there were saying we -- still sync com.
The ferraris it's not going to be like last night's yankees game where we're going to have -- -- extra innings I mean this only goes shopping for so long you know well hopefully Justin and essayist and a happy and I -- -- sure to let alone we don't have another repeat -- 2000 we going to descend on the witness who could.
All right Judy Miller thank you very much what he contributor and star of course of complexities -- Saturdays and Sundays.
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