Palin Coverage Negative by 18-1: Study

Conservative watchdog group cites "undeniable pattern of bias"
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2008 5:30 PM CDT
Deb Tack of State College, Pa., holds a sign in support for Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during a rally at Penn State University, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008.   (AP Photo/John Beale)
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(Newser) – A study from a right-wing media watchdog says coverage of Sarah Palin on the big three TV networks has been overwhelmingly negative, Politico reports. NBC, CBS, and ABC broadcast 69 stories on Palin between September 29 and October 12, of which the Culture and Media Institute considered 37 negative, 30 neutral, and two positive. That adds up to a negative-positive ratio of 18-1.

“If the polls are accurate, the networks have successfully created a caricature of Sarah Palin that ignores her all-American appeal, intelligence, and accomplishments,” a CMI spokesman says.