4/02/2008

Brit Hume mentions my work on his show last night

Brit's discussion can be seen here:

University of Maryland senior research scientist John Lott Jr. says news coverage of the economy is slanted. Lott writes, "Over 78 percent more negative news stories discussed a recession when the economy — under a Republican president was soaring than occurred under a Democrat when the economy was shrinking."

Lott — who researched 12,500 newspaper and wire service articles from 1985 through 2004 — also found that Democratic presidents got positive headlines 15 percent more of the time than Republican presidents for the same economic news.

Of his findings Lott writes, "The media's focus on the negative side of everything surely helps explain people's pessimism... Indeed, research has indicated that media bias is real."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for proving what we all knew. The Media has been and is biased towards the Liberal agenda.

The Media is a powerful tool that influences the masses more than they will admit , and has been dominated by Liberals for decades.

The reason Fox News is so popular is there is nothing else like it.

Again thank you for your research. Of course the mainstream media will try not to report your work. LOL!

Sincerely Yours
Craig Hawley
Proud Ex Memeber 2/10th Air Cav

4/02/2008 2:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John, Interesting article of yours. While I'm not suggesting that it's possible that this accounts for your results, I'm still wondering, is the number of Nexis hits on anything much greater in the latter period, is it relatively similar to the first period?
-Mark in SoCal

4/02/2008 11:31 AM  

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