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Democrats' Complaint (Washington Times)
"Usually, it is the GOP that complains that their press coverage is unfair and biased toward the opposite point of view. In an unusual move, House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, have written to the heads of CNN, MSNBC and the Fox News Channel complaining about the way the three cable news channels are covering Democrats on Capitol Hill," United Press International reports in its Capital Comment column. "'We are writing to bring to your attention an issue that has become more pronounced in recent months: the lack of television coverage of press events featuring elected leaders of the Democratic Party,' the letter begins. "Claiming 'The statistics we have demonstrate this disparity,' the two Democrats complain that administration officials were covered live on CNN 157 times while Democrats were only covered seven times over an approximately four-month period. The two men also say, 'Anecdotal evidence indicates that Fox News and MSNBC coverage follows the same pattern.' "They close by telling Fox's Roger Ailes, MSNBC's Erik Sorenson and CNN's Walter Isaacson that they 'Look forward to hearing your thoughts on this issue.' So do a lot of other people."
I don't know what the rest of you think, but It's about time someone besides the whining democrats were on the news. They apparently cannot tolerate the trend for more balanced news. Conservatives have long known that the news was slanted,(90% of news reporters voted for Clinton) but couldn't seem to do anything about it. Now that it has apparently changed the usual suspects are crying. "We deserve equal time", they chant. What do you think??
Talk to you later.
-- Bob in WI (email@example.com), April 18, 2002
All I can say is, tee-hee! That is just so funny!! They ought to relax, it won't last long! Amazing, truly!
-- Wendy@GraceAcres (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 19, 2002.
If I didn't hear a word out of Washington D.C. for 365 days (Either Jackass or Overweight Elephant) I would mold those days into a tire and call it a Goodyear !
-- Joel Rosen (JoelnBecky@webtv.net), April 19, 2002.
I think they all stink. Why not give reality equal time?
-- Doreen (email@example.com), April 21, 2002.
Look, the media in general is not biased towards either party. It is biased towards the establishment. You're always going to get news that casts the government and the corporate establishment in a good light. The media has fervently supported Bush for the past four years.
-- Anti-bush (Comrade_bleh@hotmail.com), July 31, 2004.