With the Republican and Democratic conventions
over, and Mitt Romney and Barack Obama back on the campaign trail,
an expert gives OneNewsNow a comparative analysis on how the media
covered both political gatherings.
Media researchers claim a stark contrast between the way the
mainstream media covered the Republican National Convention in
Tampa, Florida, and last week's Democratic National Convention in
Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Media Research
Center (MRC) notes that "a day after CNN salivated over
Michelle Obama's DNC address, ABC hyped the enthusiasm at the
Democratic convention as hitting unprecedented levels on Wednesday
Tim Graham, MRC's director
of media analysis, witnessed excessive exaggeration regarding the
reporting on the DNC.
"The coverage of every speech is 'superb.' Every utterance is
'resonating,'" he details. "There's no worry about how something
might hurt the Democrats."
Graham especially notes the graciousness the media showed toward
former President Bill Clinton following his speech Thursday night.
He says the way the media's handling of the address gives the
Democratic Party a distinct advantage in attracting undecided
"The media wasn't telling me that this was the man who had
committed all of the offenses and scandals that he's committed,
with the lying under oath, the having sex with interns in the White
House … extreme disparagement of the special counsel investigating
him -- all that gets left by the wayside," the analyst laments.
"Just the way that this Democratic Convention can present [the
late Senator] Ted Kennedy as a hero to women, they're going to
present Bill Clinton as a hero to women -- the massive exclusion of
evidence that that requires."
Graham contends the mainstream media so desperately wants to get
Obama re-elected to a second term that they ignored the facts about
how Clinton "disgraced the presidency."