jake tapper, senior abc white house correspondent, on laura ingraham's radio show, 8-21:
"i can understand where he [mark halperin] is coming from"
"i have said before---i said that i thought the media helped tip the scales, i don't think the coverage in 2008 was especially fair to either hillary clinton or john mccain"
"sometimes i saw with story selection, magazine covers, photos picked, you know, campaign narrative, it wasnít always the fairest coverage and i hope that doesn't happen again"
"a lot of people are hurting out there, unemployment is 8.3 percent, that doesnít even take into account the underemployed, it's the number one issue on the minds of the voters"
"we are spending a lot of time in the last few weeks, those of us in the political world, political palace, and politicians too, talking about things other than the economy"
"i'd like to see more emphasis given to this issue"
Tapper: "Media Helped Tip The Scales" For Obama | RealClearPolitics
Laura Ingraham: Free Stuff - ABC's Jake Tapper discusses Obama's media strategy
mark halperin, time magazine's senior political analyst, on nbc's today, 8-18:
"i think the press still likes this story [romney's returns] a lot, the media is (sic) very susceptible to doing what the obama campaign wants which is to focus on this, do the voters care about this, i don't think so"
tapper: "i was surprised that the tax [return] issue got as much coverage as it did"
Mark Halperin: The Media Pretty Much Does What The Obama Campaign Wants - YouTube
chuck todd, chief nbc white house correspondent, host of msnbc's daily rundown, with ms ingraham, 8-22:
"itís not media bias, itís media, itís what theyíre covering, and the fact is we are under-covering the economy, we are under-covering---but you cover the campaign that is in front of you"
"i've always believed that the real media bias is geographic, i've always believed that, it is because the media-industrial complex is located in new york city, that's why there are cultural biases built into the media, i've always believed that, but it's less political than people think it is"
Chuck Todd On The Media: "The Fact Is We Are Under-Covering The Economy" | RealClearPolitics
Chuck Todd: "Real Media Bias Is Geographic" | RealClearPolitics
newsweek, 8-19: "hit the road, barack, why we need a new president"