Bush Getting Gored; Kerry Super-Gored
by Chris Bowers, Tue Jul 13, 2004 at 01:27:52 PM EDT
There is some bad news for Kerry. He has not been much of a presence in the news, and this problem has grown with time. As a result, most people surveyed have difficulty associating any character traits with Kerry as opposed to Bush. The only major theme that even a third of the public links to him is that he flip flops. (...) More than four in ten character assertions were made with no evidence cited to back them up.As Taegan Goddard notes on the same study, "the media's assessment of Kerry has been negative by a margin of five to one."
To summarize: the mainstream press covers all candidates in an overwhelmingly negative, unsubstantiated, non-issue based manner, but are particularly harsh to Democrats (when they bother to even pay attention). The mainstream media in this country is a completely failed institution.