By Diego Del Campo
In the discussion on Thursday, a few people disagreed that the media was biased in ways that favored Obama and disadvantaged McCain. Like I said in my post a last week, I still think the media, for the most part, is biased. Yes, Fox News is the number one cable news network, but I would argue two things: 1) Fox News isn’t shamelessly shilling for McCain as MSNBC or (a good chunk of) CNN is for Obama, and 2) the bias doesn’t apply only to cable news, I think its in newspapers like USA Today and the New York Times and even on Facebook, where its co-founder endorsed, helped, and now works for Obama. People who get the news from non-traditional sources are also subjected to biased information.
In the last few weeks there’s was the unusual grilling of McCain by the hosts of The View, and I find it interesting that Obama received much hospitable treatment from the ladies:
I don’t think they would’ve been as hostile with Obama about his own questionable ads. And just this week, David Letterman made fun of McCain using unaired footage from a taped interview with Katie Couric.
People who don’t pay much attention to cable news but do watch shows like The View or Letterman, are obviously not going to get a fair view of McCain.