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Media Coverage of 2008 Election

The Primary Day Ritual

Al Giordano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Giordano

The media talking heads will ask aloud why Obama can't "close the deal" (in Clinton's own words) and what is numerically a defeat for Clinton will get spun as a Clinton victory.

Popular Vote v. Electoral College (Why The Media Badly Needs A History Lesson)

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

It's painful to watch these fools -- they don't know how a five-point popular vote victory almost always translates when it comes to the only metric that matters -- the Electoral College. (Hint: landslide).

Obama's 2007 Yes-We-Can Moment in 2009

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Like the 2007 primary campaigns, the growth of the Obama organization has gone almost without notice in the run-up to the 2009 health care battles.

Sarah Palin Ad Nauseum

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Francis

By landing a media gig in New York or LA, Palin would have a chance to catapult her brand beyond all other potential candidates.

Obama's Health Care Reform Won't Fly: But This Will

Nelson Montana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nelson Montana

It's time to pull the plug. Call off the resuscitation team. Bring in the coroner. Health care reform is dead. Obama gave it a good shot, but it was doomed from the start.

REVIEW: Sarah Palin's Makeover in Media Malpractice

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Wellington Ennis

As a film, Media Malpractice is porn for people who need to hear what they already believe to reassure themselves that they are not wrong for getting behind lackluster Republican leaders.

Sarah Palin's Greatest Defender

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

To my astonishment, Ziegler freely admitted his preference for Sarah Palin as a presidential candidate was based not on any specific policy, but because "she gets it."

Yes, the Media Helped Elect Obama, But...

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

The preposterous media coverage of the (few) unhappy Hillary-ites is what inspired McCain to select as his running mate someone who would virtually destroy his campaign.

Aides Pressing Obama to Give Up His Other Vice: His Blackberry

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Scheer

Giving up the Blackberry gains Obama protection only in the limited sense that 1) he will create fewer records than if he used it, and 2) the records he creates will be more likely to be vetted.

Running on Fumes

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

While keeping major progressive reforms such as health care, the economy and Iraq in his sites, Obama's choices for his administration have been pragmatic and, gasp, a bit moderate.

Lifetime Poll Pinpoints Negative Media Coverage of Clinton & Palin

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Regardless of party affiliation, women saw the coverage of both Clinton and Palin as "too negative" and without adequate substance.

The Extreme and Imaginary Pro-Obama Bias

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Cesca

Mark Halperin called the press coverage of Obama during the election a "disgusting failure." Well, then, a charge like this demands some investigation. Let me see if I can smoke out this alleged "disgusting" and "extreme" pro-Obama bias.


Joan Garry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joan Garry

I will not listen to Wolf Blitzer -- with or without holograms -- talk about Palin's prospects for 2012 for another minute. I've had enough.

Obama, Rush Limbaugh and Fox News: A Look at Media in 2009

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

As Obama inherits a severe economic crisis, two wars, and myriad other problems, it will be too easy for media issues to get pushed down the to-do list.

Scarborough, Stahl, Shrum, Rollins, Rather, And Weisberg Dissect Press Coverage Of 2008 Election

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Monday night The Week magazine hosted a dinner panel on media at New York's Rainbow Room. The panel, moderated by Sir Harry Evans, discussed the medi...

Bush and Obama: What Really (Might Have) Happened

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Rotondi

"Yo, Barackulator -- you want a brew?" President-Elect Barack Obama looked up at George W. Bush, the lame-duck 43rd President of the United States, w...

Campaign '08: MSM's Last Hurrah

Alan D. Mutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alan D. Mutter

The new generation of media-savvy voters will take full advantage of the abundance of news and will add their voices to what will become a national, 24/7, no-holds-barred town hall meeting.

How the World Sees Obama's Election

Martin Savidge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Martin Savidge

When it comes to seeing the world change and history made one of the best seats from which to watch is the anchor chair... and this week what a view.

Americans Are Not Racists

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jamal Dajani

As Americans celebrated Obama's victory in Chicago's Grant Park, Arabs, Israelis, and Iranians were sipping on their morning coffee, watching live coverage of Barack Obama's victory speech.

What Hangs in the Balance

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

Many in the media just can't force some misguided brand of phony objectivity this time around -- not with so much at stake.

Election '08: A Transparent Disaster?

Craig Stoltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Stoltz

Instantly networked communications allow anybody see whatever they want and tomorrow's public exercise in democracy will be the first example of a massively transparent election.

Voting Expert William Jacoby Knows How You're Going To Vote

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

As the polls grow tighter, more people wonder what the electorate will be thinking on Nov 4. OffTheBus posed that question to political scientist Will...

Pre-Election Anxiety Squeezes African American Women

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"On the news yesterday, they revealed a potential neo-Nazi plot against Barack Obama, and then they gave more details on the racially-motivated Ashley...

Drudge Drops Obama Bombshell!

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Martin Lewis

The impotence of Drudge's attempts to get something to stick to Obama brings to mind the English expression "Brewer's Droop."

Last Month: WaPo Fashion Editor Declared Palin's Wardrobe Had "Nothing To Do With Fashion" (Another Reason To Stop Listening To Critics)

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

If there's one thing about this presidential cycle that so excites me so much is just how much more irrelevant the traditional media has become.