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Thursday, July 24 

I Know You Are As Shocked By This As I Am

Apparently there is some sort of political bias amongst journalists. I know that you are all aghast to hear it, but it appears to be true. And it's not, as Tom has tried so many times to tell us, a bias towards the right. According to this article in Investor's Business Daily, journalists are donating to Democrats over Republicans by 100-1.
An analysis of federal records shows that the amount of money journalists contributed so far this election cycle favors Democrats by a 15:1 ratio over Republicans, with $225,563 going to Democrats, only $16,298 to Republicans .

Two-hundred thirty-five journalists donated to Democrats, just 20 gave to Republicans — a margin greater than 10-to-1. An even greater disparity, 20-to-1, exists between the number of journalists who donated to Barack Obama and John McCain.

Searches for other newsroom categories (reporters, correspondents, news editors, anchors, newspaper editors and publishers) produces 311 donors to Democrats to 30 donors to Republicans, a ratio of just over 10-to-1. In terms of money, $279,266 went to Dems, $20,709 to Republicans, a 14-to-1 ratio.
You mean those objective keepers of Teh Truthtm are not really unbiased? You mean when Chris Matthews talks about how Barack "The Chosen One" Obama gives him a thrill up his leg, he's not talking hypothetically?

Here's my favorite part, though. Looks like Barack "The Real Thing" Obama has received quite a bit of money from PACs.
And while the money totals pale in comparison to the $9-million-plus that just one union's PACs have spent to get Obama elected, they are more substantial than the amount that Obama has criticized John McCain for receiving from lobbyists: 96 lobbyists have contributed $95,850 to McCain, while Obama — who says he won't take money from PACs or federal lobbyists — has received $16,223 from 29 lobbyists.
That's right, Barack "Middle Name Redacted" Obama, who gave us all his word that he wouldn't accept one penny from PACs (the DNC followed suit the next day), has had more than $9,000,000 in support of his candidacy.

Finally this. Of journalists who listed themselves as actually being employed by a major news organzation (most list themselves as freelancers), the giving was $315,533 to Democrats, $3,150 to Republicans. A whopping four individuals gave money to McCain. Four.

I'm no math major, but $315,533 to $3,150 looks to be about 100-1 in favor of Democrats to me.

But then again, I was educated, for the most part, by DODDS (Department of Defense Dependent Schools), so maybe I'm a little biased.

Go read the whole thing. It is very enlightening.

H/T Jawa

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