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Media Expert Graham: Gushing Over Chelsea Clinton Shows Bias

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 03:56 PM

The media's gushing coverage of Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy proves Democrats get royal treatment while Republicans are snubbed, says Tim Graham, director of media analysis for the Media Research Center.

"What it suggests is that if you're a Democratic presidential family, you're 'royalty.' They have used the same term to describe the Kennedys. It is not a term they've used to describe the Bushes," Graham told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"This is one of those things where, as humans, we want to say, 'Well, how nice for you, you're going to have a baby.' As media critics, the first thing you think is they are going to completely overdo this."

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On Thursday, Clinton revealed that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child this year and are "very excited."

Graham, whose group focuses on politically conservative media analysis, is miffed at the media's focus on how Hillary Clinton's first grandchild will affect her potential candidacy for president in 2016.

"Obviously, Mitt Romney has a pile of grandchildren, and they never thought about how that would affect his presidential run — maybe there were just too many," he said.

"The idea that Chelsea's the only child, for all we know, this will be her only child, therefore, they can somehow exaggerate its importance.

"I don’t think we should exaggerate its importance, but that's the problem. We have the news media that's somehow comparing it to the British Royal family. They're the exaggerators.''

He said there was little fanfare when Jenna Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush, announced she was in the family way.

"It underlines what we all know, and that is the networks are all Democratic publicists: Democrats are newsworthy, Democrats are exciting, Democrats have babies. That's somehow huge," Graham said.

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