Media to Wendy Davis: Oh, how we love thee no matter what

Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Despite repeated missteps during her campaign, gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis continues to enjoy positive news stories from the big networks.  

"She's totally lionized as a passionate, motivated, rising political star," says Matt Philbin of the Media Research Center, who co-authored an article detailing how 95 percent of broadcast network stories ignored critics of Wendy Davis, a Democratic state senator.

The MRC story by Philbin and Katie Yoder describes how 44 of 46 media stories ignored any criticism of Davis, noting that only one network reported on a Dallas Morning News story that dug into her touted biography, among other facts dug up by MRC. 

Philbin says Davis was going to be "the new toast of the hard left" of the Democratic Party.

"Unfortunately for them it turns out her biography wasn't particularly honest," he recalls. "She had not put herself through Harvard Law - she had a husband who put her through Harvard Law and she then divorced him."

Philbin, Matt (CMI)

Even though she has trailed Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott throughout the race, the networks have mentioned poll numbers just twice. Abbott is leading Davis by an average 15 points, RealClearPolitics.com shows, and the attorney general leads by 20 points in one poll despite his opponent's fawning media coverage. 

Davis was recently blasted for a political ad that criticized Abbott, who is handicapped. "A tree fell on Abbott. He sued and got millions," the ad began. 

Even though Davis has been a horrible disappointment to the hard left, MRC claims it doesn't matter to the media.

"She has enjoyed some of the most fawning media coverage of a candidate since, well, Barack Obama," Philbin tells OneNewsNow.

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