On media “fairness”

September 26th, 2008

The polls show that the nation is basically split 50/50 between John McCain and Barack Obama.

But can anyone watching the after-debate pundits on CNN/ABC etc… claim (with a straight face and truth in their heart) that 1/2 the people on those shows are on John McCain’s side?

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. folkbum  |  September 27th, 2008 at 8:10 am

    The polls show that the nation is basically split 50/50 between John McCain and Barack Obama.

    Actually, no. Polls show the country is pretty clearly leaning Obama.

  • 2. elliot  |  September 27th, 2008 at 8:26 am

    You’re normally better than that, Jay.

    You know polls change daily.

    And 47% to 44% is a very small tilt that doesn’t change my point.

    I’d be more than happy to see just 44% of the TV pundits be sympathetic to McCain.

  • 3. folkbum  |  September 27th, 2008 at 8:32 am

    They might have been more sympathetic to McCain last night had McCain, you know, won the debate. Or let Palin out of her undisclosed location to spin for him. Or something.

  • 4. folkbum  |  September 27th, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Oh, and this:
    You know polls change daily.

    The brilliant thing about pollster.com is that you can see the long-term trendlines. Americans have been leaning Obama since he clinched the nomination (with a brief McCain convention bounce). So the polls do not change every day, and have not significantly changed since May.

  • 5. tee bee  |  September 27th, 2008 at 9:42 am

    McCain clearly took the leadership position, and Obama clearly ceded it.

    Oh, and I’ve got a bracelet too!

  • 6. Billiam  |  September 28th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    See Eliot? You were wrong. He’s not better than this.

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