On pro-Obama media bias

Politics reporter John Schwada blogs at Fox 11 about studies showing that many people found the news media too blatantly favoring Barack Obama during the campaign.

Actually, I find all this weirdly comforting. Now there's scientific evidence that the media played spin-doctor for Obama and might have significantly skewed the outcome of a presidential election. I mean, for a time I was worried that I was imagining all this.

So now what? Whatís coming? What creature is it thatís slouching toward Bethlehem?

Letís take a look. The mainstream media is already struggling financially. The LA Times, for example, is a giant sinking ship....

But why, you ask, should anyone care if the Times sinks under the weight of its thinly-disguised biases?

Well, the unpleasant truth is that if you take the LA Times out of this news market and leave it up to TV news, radio stations, The Daily News, LA Weekly, a few blogs to fill the gap Ė then youíve really got a serious problem. Because with rare exceptions, none of these outlets have the news-gathering resources, the depth and talent, to effectively cover the Southland.

Schwada is an ex-print reporter for the Times and Herald Examiner.


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