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 Let's take a look at how the Media is covering the Democrat race between Obama and Clinton: I have seen scant coverage of what would make either candidate better than the other, but I HAVE seen much about Obama would probably win in the Southern states because he is Black, but Clinton would win the female vote because she is a woman!

Alright, so what I am seeing from the media is they do NOT believe Americans have ANY depth to our thought processes, but play the old high school style game of, who is 'popular' and who is MOST like me. Alright, so if THAT is their game, should we Americans step up and 'FORCE' the coverage to be more towards ABILITIES and NOT towards race/gender? After all, aren't we trying to 'HEAL' this country's racial/gender divide? How can we hope to do so as long as the media continues to focus on these OBVIOUS differences? And they do no better with covering the Republican candidates, what with their continuous pointing out who is a part of which religion, who CARES? WHICH is the BEST QUALIFIED? Does ANY of the MEDIA (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, MSNBC, CNN, Headline News, AP, REUTERS, LA TIMES, The WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, etc.) have the SLIGHTEST clue which really WOULD be the best for ALL of us? DO they? Do WE? How would we 'know' since MOST if not ALL of the media outlets have played this SAME game since day ONE of this country's inception!


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Seeing as how the media has been playing the popularity game amongst themselves for ages I'm not really all that surprised that is their focus. It seems to be all they know. What burns me is when the papers print THEIR picks for the elections. They are suppose to be in the business of reporting the facts, not campaigning.
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I pretty much hate the media covering anything anymore.  EVERYTHING is so biased anymore - no one can just give us the FACTS anymore - everything has to have a spin. 

Another thing that bothers me is that "newspapers" back candidates. How the HECK can they print that they choose ANY candidate and then expect anyone to believe what they say after that.   I feel when that happens, they've already admitted that they will be biased in any future stories.

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Another thing that bothers me is that "newspapers" back candidates. How the HECK can they print that they choose ANY candidate and then expect anyone to believe what they say after that. I feel when that happens, they've already admitted that they will be biased in any future stories.

grrrrrr


Exactly! A local paper prints their choices every year in an attempt to get their readers to vote their way. And I know for a fact that they are biased on other subjects.
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