Biased Election Coverage

FoxNews reports that the BBC unveiled details of its U.S. election coverage:

Headlining the coverage is an election special featuring “Fahrenheit 9/11” director Michael Moore. Joining Mr. Moore will be former Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal, former Clinton secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and the militantly anti-Bush billionaire, George Soros. Fair and balanced?

Don't worry, the BBC is concerned about biased coverage of President Bush. BBC World Service and Global News director Richard Sambrook was at Columbia University Tuesday, lecturing budding journalists about the U.S. media’s bias “in favor” of George Bush and the war in Iraq.

Editor & Publisher reports that a new study for the non-partisan Project for Excellence in Journalism found that in the first two weeks of October President Bush received much more unfavorable coverage than did Kerry. More than half of all Bush stories were negative in tone during this period. Only one-quarter of all the Kerry stories were negative, according to the study.

We should also consider the CBS Rathergate and now the NYTrogate attempted October surprise.

Finally, don't forget that former BBC Chairman Gavyn Chairman Gavyn Davies, Director General Greg Dyke, and Reporter Andrew Gilligan had to resign after Lord Hutton found the suggestion in BBC reports that the Britsh government "sexed up" its dossier on Iraq's weapons with unreliable intelligence was "unfounded."

Give me fair and balanced anytime.

Posted by Dan Spencer at October 28, 2004 4:31 PM