Biggest Media Gaffes of 2008

By Kristina Loew,  Newser User
Posted Dec 23, 2008 7:30 PM CST
Chris Matthew is seen on stage at The Women's Conference, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, in Long Beach, Calif.    (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – Politico runs down a list of some of the worst media mistakes of 2008:

  • New Hampshire primary: Just about everyone predicted Hillary would lose by double digits, ending her campaign. Not even close.
  • McCain-Iseman: The long-awaited New York Times story alleging an improper relationship between McCain and a lobbyist had little substance.
  • John Edwards: The mainstream media ignored solid reporting by, yes, the National Enquirer of his affair. Unfortunately for Edwards, bloggers did not.

  • “Terrorist fist bump” and “baby mama”: Fox News got a little carried away.
  • MSNBC's shouting anchors: Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann drew criticism for their opinionated coverage of the conventions and primaries.
  • ABC's Obama-Clinton debate: Half of it was trivial fluff.
To see the entire list, click the link below.