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Mainstream Media Finally Coming Around On The Truth

March 22, 2008 | Posted by Ashish

As many who read my articles know, I’ve been very critical of the mainstream media’s horrible coverage of the Democratic nomination battle. So to be fair, I’ll start acknowledging the few times I notice good coverage among members of the mainstream media…

- Bravo to Chris Wallace for sticking it to his own network, FOX News, for their Obama bashing which, by any account, has gotten very out of control. Watch Wallace put his network in place below.

- And bravo to Politico.com which finally published an article about how the Obama/Clinton race being “close” is more or less complete media fabrication and that Clinton has no real chance at winning. Key highlight from the article:

“One big fact has largely been lost in the recent coverage of the Democratic presidential race: Hillary Rodham Clinton has virtually no chance of winning.”

“In other words: The notion of the Democratic contest being a dramatic cliffhanger is a game of make-believe.

The real question is why so many people are playing. The answer has more to do with media psychology than with practical politics.

Journalists have become partners with the Clinton campaign in pretending that the contest is closer than it really is. Most coverage breathlessly portrays the race as a down-to-the-wire sprint between two well-matched candidates, one only slightly better situated than the other to win in August at the national convention in Denver.”

“There are other forces also working to preserve the notion of a contest that is still up for grabs.”

“One important, if subliminal, reason is self-interest. Reporters and editors love a close race — it’s more fun and it’s good for business.”

“But even some of Clinton’s own advisers now concede that she cannot win unless Obama is hit by a political meteor. Something that merely undermines him won’t be enough. It would have to be some development that essentially disqualifies him.”

“Her advisers say privately that the nominee will be clear by the end of June. At the same time, they recognize that the nominee probably is clear already.”

Check out the full article here.

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