Tags: romney | obama | media | coverage

Media Research Center: TV Network News Coverage Biased Against Romney

Friday, 03 Aug 2012 10:43 AM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A Media Research Center (MRC) analysis of ABC, CBS, and NBC news coverage of Mitt Romney’s overseas trip last month shows it was unfairly negative toward the Republican presidential candidate.

The networks’ bias against Romney contrasts sharply with their glowing coverage of President Barack Obama when he traveled overseas during his 2008 campaign.

The three networks focused on Romney’s alleged gaffes in 18 of 21 evening news stories about Romney's trip to London, Israel, and Poland, according to MRC. That’s 86 percent.

The first of the supposed mistakes was Romney saying security problems in the London Olympics weren’t "encouraging." That remark was so harmless that NBC left it out of the network’s original taped interview with the candidate. NBC and CBS went for the story only after the British tabloids made hay of it.

Four years ago, the networks ignored Obama’s false claim the he was a member of the Senate Banking Committee when he told reporters in Israel that “his” committee’s called for divestment in Iran, according to MRC.

But this time around Romney’s blunt warning against Iran in defense of Israel was called an “error” by the media.

The networks devoted 53 minutes to almost entirely negative coverage of Romney’s trip. During Obama’s 2008 journey, they offered 92 minutes of gushing coverage, according to MRC.

The group’s president Brent Bozell blasted the media for its double standard. “It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the media took this opportunity to thoroughly trash Obama’s rival, but the near unanimous negativity of their coverage is as outrageous as it is transparent,” he said in a statement.

“It’s impossible to look at the fawning coverage of Obama’s trip in 2008 compared to the sliming Romney has taken in 2012 and not see a clear agenda on the part of the liberal media.”



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Amelia Earhart Search

Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 07:10 AM

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a Wyoming man's claims that an aircraft recovery group secretly found wreckage of av . . .

Fla. Lawmaker Wants D'Souza's 'America' Shown in Schools

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 22:51 PM

A Florida state lawmaker plans to introduce a bill making conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza's new movie, "America,"  . . .

PETA Paying Overdue Detroit Water Bills for People Who Go Vegan

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 21:37 PM

Amid angry protests over Detroit's effort to shut off delinquent water customers, People for the Ethical Treatment of An . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved