Friday, February 8, 2008

The label game, again

According to a count of labels used by MSNBC on Super Tuesday, "liberal" was used 15 times and "conservative" 155 times.

Imagine campaign events happening in 22 states at the same time, and that at such contests, two liberals, two conservatives, and one moderate candidate are vying for the public's votes.

You would expect the words "liberal" and "conservative" to be equally interspersed in media coverage of these events if indeed press outlets were impartial, right?

Fair and balanced, indeed.

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