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The Networks Don’t Even Try to Hide the Bias

Having decided they would not show more than three hours of the conventions, the networks have just begun their 10 pm broadcasts as follows. ABC ran a chyron as George Stephanopoulos spoke that read: “Breaking: Romney Unfavorable 51 Percent.” On CBS, Scott Pelley turned to a correspondent on the floor and said, “Mitt Romney is behind Barack Obama by 10 points among women.” NBC focused exclusively on the hurricane—when, during a dead TV week, it could easily have done a special report on the hurricane in the half hour before the convention coverage.  Nice going, fellas.



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