Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected

[Via: Hot Air]

John Zeigler has finally released his documentary on the media coverage of the 2008 election, Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted.

I have been looking forward to this release ever since Zeigler commissioned polls that showed how much more well informed McCain supporters were on the issues compared to Obama supporters.

In this video, Zeigler discusses the new documentary with Matt Lauer on the Today show:

Comparing Zeigler’s documentary with the great work done by Bernie Goldberg, Morrisey writes:

As the afterglow of Obama’s inauguration fades and his administration undertakes the task of actual governance, will more of the media start honestly assessing their performance (and lack thereof) during the 2008 presidential campaign? Ziegler and Goldberg have pioneered the effort, but it will take more than this to get the mainstream media to change its ways, or even to admit its biases. In the meantime, we’ll continue to enjoy John’s provocations — more, apparently, than did Matt Lauer, who should at least be commended for inviting John onto the show.

I am not holding my breath for the media to admit that they threw objectivity out the window to get their man elected but I love seeing reasonable people making an articulate case for the argument.

Objective journalism died in America in 2008 and those talking heads do not even know it yet.

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