What Liberal Media Bias?
You gotta love this report from the NY Times
on the effort to recall Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, which appears to be headed to defeat.
With more than $30 million raised from conservative donors, many of them from other states, and visits from a who’s who of high-profile Republican governors (Chris Christie, Nikki Haley, Bobby Jindal, Bob McDonnell), Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign to survive a recall vote has the feel, the money and the stakes of a national race.
Notice, no mention of the outside union money pouring into the Democrats' candidate. No mention of Bill Clinton's visit (that comes deeper into the story).
Check out this paragraph:
Mr. Walker’s Democratic opponent, Tom Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee, who holds the hopes of hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin residents who began seeking Mr. Walker’s recall just a year into the governor’s first term, has trailed in some public polls, though Mr. Walker’s lead has generally fallen within each poll’s margin of sampling error.
No mention about the hopes of hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin residents who support the Republican, needless to say. And I love the "trailed in some public polls" bit. In fact if you look at the RCP summary of all polls
, you'll see that "some" is about 87%, and all of the last 11 polls.