Monday, April 21, 2008

MSM Debate Bias

This is interesting: Nico Pitney compared ABC's debate to three others to see whether the scandal questions did in fact occupy more of George and Charlie's attention. They did:

Policy Non-Policy Scandal
CNN (1/31) 31 3 1
CNN (2/21) 23 5 2
NBC 24 17 5
ABC 32 14 13

But wait!--it gets more interesting. Of the 21 questions focused on ginned-up "scandals," what percentage would you imagine were directed at Obama? 81%--or 17 of the 21. Not to put too fine a point on it, but this is exactly why black Americans get a tetch conspiracy-theory-y from time to time.

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