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Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

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Elections, McCain 2008, Media/ Talk radio, Obama 2008, Politics, The media Notable Quotables, Campaign 2008 Review: Barack Obama's Media Groupies NOve 3, 2008  Reuters

Media Defeats McCain?  Granted, McCain did a pretty good job of it himself by suspending his campaign when ahead and never really explaining his position on health care and tax cuts.

But try and imagine how different this campaign would have looked if the media’s momentum manufacturers favored McCain with all the unashamed ardor and aggression that they brought in support of Obama. Deep down, the media agree with Evan Thomas that their bias can add five or ten points to a Democrat’s vote total, and they eagerly demonstrated that they were ready to shred their own credibility as allegedly objective referees to achieve that victorious result.

Washington Post Admits Bias Towards Obama  

The media's post-election truth leaks are in full swing now as the Washington Post will publish an admission from its ombudsman Sunday that it was clearly biased towards Barack Obama in its coverage of the just-concluded presidential campaign.

Isn't the truth great when it doesn't hurt your agenda?


Laugher: 'Media Bias Largely Unseen in Presidential Race'  Nov. 9, 2008

For videos of those quotes, and many, many more, go to the “Campaign 2008 Review: Barack Obama's Media Groupies” special November 3 edition of Notable Quotables.

More on the Pew poll: My October 23 NewsBusters item, “By Nearly 8-to-1, Voters Say Journalists Want Obama to Win,” recounted:

"Voters overwhelmingly believe that the media wants Barack Obama to win the presidential election," a Pew Research Center for the People and the Press survey released Wednesday discovered. Specifically: "By a margin of 70%-9%, Americans say most journalists want to see Obama, not John McCain, win on Nov. 4. Another 8% say journalists don't favor either candidate, and 13% say they don't know which candidate most reporters support." The question: "Who do you think most newspaper reporters and TV journalists want to see win the presidential election -- Barack Obama or John McCain?" Unsurprisingly, 90 percent of Republicans recognized how journalists hope Obama is victorious, yet so did 62 percent of Democrats and independents....


If there was any doubt, NBC News Sells Commemorative Obama 'Yes We Can!' DVD. We are not talking Rush Limbaugh selling a Sarah Palin DVD, but a supposedly unbiased news agency promoting the winner they were so obviously in the tank for. From NewsBusters:  

What is particularly odd is that a news organization would actually use Obama's own campaign slogan to title the DVD, and if memory serves there was no special DVD offered for George W. Bush's inauguration. The question has to be asked how much time will the DVD devote to such gaffes as Barack's "bitter" quote or Michelle's "For the first time...I'm proud to be an American," quote as well as any Jeremiah Wright/Bill Ayers mentions compared to any time given to NBC's own Chris Matthews and Lee Cowan "thrill" moments.

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