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Taking it on the chin

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Do Republicans just provide more material for comics? Or are they simply not hiding their bias this time? To be honest, this is a pretty ridiculous debate. I am almost as tired of hearing about this as I am of hearing about how X News Network has a conservative bias, whereas Y News Network is practically communist. These bias battles are pointless and distract from the real debates in our society and culture. It can still be a little fun to talk about sometimes though:

From Sept. 1 through Friday, the Republicans were the target of 475 jokes by Jay Leno and David Letterman alone. The Democratic team of Obama and Joseph Biden were the victim 69 times, according to the Center for Media and Public Affairs, which has been tracking such data since 1988. That’s nearly a 7-to-1 ratio.

In no other campaign over the past 20 years has one party’s ticket been jabbed more than the other by even a 2-to-1 ratio, said Robert Lichter, a George Mason University professor and head of the center.

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Written by Butch

October 28, 2008 at 3:58 pm

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