NB's Rich Noyes, Laura Ingraham Discuss Polls Showing Americans Are Wise to Media's Cheerleading of Barack Obama
A new poll by Rasmussen shows that 51 percent of voters think the media will, for the most part, attempt to help reelect President Obama rather than work to accurately and fairly report on the campaign. Only 9 percent of respondents believe the media are in the tank for Romney. That same poll found 59 percent of likely voters "believe Obama has received the best treatment from the media so far."
Filling in for Bill O'Reilly last night, conservative radio host Laura Ingraham discussed this poll and other evidence that the American public are wary of the media's liberal bias with NewsBusters senior editor/Media Research Center research director Rich Noyes. You can watch the full segment below the page break.
Noyes noted that Slate did a poll in 2008 that showed 96 percent of their writers voted for Obama. Noyes also cited a poll by Pew back in 2004 that showed among other things "Five times more national journalists identify themselves as 'liberal' (34 percent) than 'conservative' (just 7 percent)."
"The media, by and large, are staffed with liberals far in excess of the way the country looks," Noyes argued. "The newsrooms of America, the newsrooms of New York do not look at all like America" in terms of the "political attitudes and values" of the average American, Noyes concluded, noting that some 40 percent of Americans describe themselves as conservative compared to 21 percent who see themselves as liberal, according to a January 2012 Gallup poll.