I'm Shocked, Shocked I Tell You
Apparently the media have been much more critical
of John McCain's campaign than that of Barack Obama:
Media coverage of John McCain has been heavily unfavorable since the political conventions, more than three times as negative as the portrayal of Barack Obama, a new study says.
Of course, the shocking part is that it's only three times as negative; I would have guessed ten times would be more like it. And for some more evidence, look at this ridiculous "Fact Check"
by the Washington Post today:
Politicians routinely twist each other's quotes. Sometimes, all it takes to construct a false straw man argument is the addition of a single, seemingly inconsequential word to an otherwise accurate quote. Take the common, four-letter, word "just." Surreptitiously inserting the "just" word into a quote can transform a bland statement into a falsehood or a dangerous policy position. The sentence "He is just a guy in my neighborhood" has an altogether different meaning from "He is a guy in my neighborhood."
You have got to be kidding me!