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  • People who choose the profession tend to be Democrats

    11 52.38%
  • The profession tends to cause people to become more liberal

    7 33.33%
  • Reporters believe they have more influence when Dems are in Power

    2 9.52%
  • The GOP is negative towards the press so its a reaction

    2 9.52%
  • People in the Press are more enlightened and choose the Democrats

    7 33.33%
  • People in the News tend to be ignorant and thus choose the dems

    6 28.57%
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    Why do those covering the election favor Obama so heavily

    SImple poll. In the last several elections, polling of those members of the main stream media who covered the presidential election voted for Al Gore at over an 80% rate. It was about the same I believe for Kerry and a bit higher for Obama. So what causes this favoritism

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    Re: Why do those covering the election favor Obama so heavily

    I think people who seek the truth in general are more liberal in comparison to American conservatives. If you look at other countries and how they may have reacted, it wouldn't have been to the degree of unison that happened when we bombed Iraqi. If it were say, France there would have been super serious opposition. Can the profession make you more liberal, perhaps. So really I think many are seriously moderate starting out and could become more liberal depending on who controlled them.
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    Re: Why do those covering the election favor Obama so heavily

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    I think people whom seek the truth in general are more liberal in comparison to American conservatives. If you look at other countries and how they may have reacted, it wouldn't have been to the degree of unison that happened when we bombed Iraqi. If it were say, France there would have been super serious opposition. Can the profession make you more liberal, perhaps. So really I think many are seriously moderate starting out and could become more liberal depending on who controlled them.
    I guess that is the partisan leftwing take on things

    I find the GOP-at least on economic issues-to be more honest. Rich dems pretend to care about the poor but their policies are designed to keep people dependent on government and that means dependent on voting Dem.

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    Re: Why do those covering the election favor Obama so heavily

    I would say most reporters tend to be activist, and i expect that most activists who are not part of a religous org would more then likely be more liberal then the general population

    (Before people get bent out of shape, reporters may be liberal, but i doubt their bosses are)
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    Re: Why do those covering the election favor Obama so heavily

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    I would say most reporters tend to be activist, and i expect that most activists who are not part of a religous org would more then likely be more liberal then the general population

    (Before people get bent out of shape, reporters may be liberal, but i doubt their bosses are)
    that has some merit. the surveys indicated that Gore garnered over 80% of the votes of those covering the 2000 election. I cannot recall the numbers for Kerry and Obama but it was similar-perhaps higher for Obama.

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    Re: Why do those covering the election favor Obama so heavily

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post

    I find the GOP-at least on economic issues-to be more honest. Rich dems pretend to care about the poor but their policies are designed to keep people dependent on government and that means dependent on voting Dem.
    Only if your definition of MORE HONEST is coming right out and saying you do not care about the other half and want to demonize them for your own partisan purposes.
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    Re: Why do those covering the election favor Obama so heavily

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Only if your definition of MORE HONEST is coming right out and saying you do not care about the other half and want to demonize them for your own partisan purposes.
    that has nothing to do with what I said. The fact is uber wealthy dems pretend to care about the poor when in reality their wealth comes from being in office and being in office is dependent on keeping people addicted to government and voting for those who will keep the handouts flowing

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    Re: Why do those covering the election favor Obama so heavily

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that has nothing to do with what I said. The fact is uber wealthy dems pretend to care about the poor when in reality their wealth comes from being in office and being in office is dependent on keeping people addicted to government and voting for those who will keep the handouts flowing
    It has everything to do with you saying the GOP was more honest on economic issues. But only if you define HONEST as not caring about the other half of the people who you demonize to try and win elections.
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    Re: Why do those covering the election favor Obama so heavily

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    It has everything to do with you saying the GOP was more honest on economic issues. But only if you define HONEST as not caring about the other half of the people who you demonize to try and win elections.
    GOP policies are not designed to keep people in poverty. the GOP economic policies are not contrary to what they claim they intend to do

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    Re: Why do those covering the election favor Obama so heavily

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    GOP policies are not designed to keep people in poverty. the GOP economic policies are not contrary to what they claim they intend to do
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