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August 25, 2008

Our Pathetic News Media

The USA/Today reports

While Obama leads McCain 48%-42% among women in a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll released Sunday, Biden’s family life and his legislative record on women’s issues could help win disappointed fans of Hillary Rodham Clinton and enlarge that gender gap.

First of all, 48%-42% was McCain’s lead over Obama among men. In that poll, Obama lead McCain among women by a whopping 49% – 39%. To achieve that large a lead among women overall, his lead among women Democrats must be overwhelming.

And yet, our benighted news media are so insistent in their narrative about “disappointed fans of Hillary Rodham Clinton” that they need to resort to misreading their own polls to propagate the story.

Posted by distler at August 25, 2008 12:15 PM

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Re: Our Pathetic News Media

The freedom of the press is often taken as freedom for making up their own stories or sticking to wrong but convenient ones: see this example, and more importantly, of course, the “free press” coverage of the way into the Irak war.

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