Why ABC Goes OBC on Health Care: Follow the Presidential Campaign Money (35-to-1 Obama-McCain)

Earlier today, Julia A. Seymour of the Media Research Center's Business & Media Institute (BMI) pointed to a fact-check done by her group showing that "from January 20 to June 16 those quoted in health care stories on ABC's morning and evening news shows favored ObamaCare by a 3-to-1 margin (55 supporters to 18 critics)."

You think that margin is bad; wait until you see the ratio at ABC of Obama vs. McCain campaign contributions.

At its blog, Conservatives for Patients' Rights (CPR) did the dirty work. The results are below the fold.

The McCain list (PDF) is pretty brief, and doesn't amount to much:

ABCgopContribListMcCain2008

The list of ABC employees' contributions to Obama is, well, a bit longer. 

The Obama (PDF) list has roughly 210 line items, much too long to be presented here, with contributions totaling $160,813.

For those keeping score, that's a 35-to-1 ratio.

A not well-formatted downloadable Excel version for posterity is here.

Great job by CPR keeping the debate about media bias alive, so to speak. What doesn't have much life is ABC's claim to be handling the heath care debate fairly.

Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.

Tom Blumer
Tom Blumer
Tom Blumer is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.