no obama bias in press… honest

04Mar08

CNN had a mini-round table last night where they discussed this very question of harsher treatment of Hillary Clinton vs favorable treatment of Barack Obama. It was discussed by, summinagun, regular members of the Best Political Team on Television.

Their conclusion? NAH.

Turns out they get emails accusing them of harsh treatment of both candidates and therefore people see coverage of their candidates as being harsher. OR, if you don’t buy that narrative, there was the one about the frontrunner getting more “scrutiny.”

CNN prides itself on being there 24/7 to get the story out there fast but somehow they seem a little late to the realization that Obama has been the frontrunner for almost a month.

But whatever. I just take them at their word.

So, conversely, I don’t know WHAT Paul Krugman is talking about in his New York Times piece today.

“Yes, I know that both the Obama campaign and many reporters deny that he has received more favorable treatment than Hillary Clinton. But they’re kidding, right? Dana Milbank, the Washington Post national political reporter, told the truth back in December: “The press will savage her no matter what … they really have the knives out for her, there’s no question about it … Obama gets significantly better coverage.”

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