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Letter to the Editor

News media present biased coverage

As the 2008 presidential election counts down to Nov. 4, it is important for Americans to note a major change that has established itself in our culture during these past few months of campaigning.

The idea of having unbiased journalism portraying both sides of the information has completely vanished in most major news institutions.

By journalism I am not referring to the political commentators seen on Fox News and MSNBC, such as Sean Hannity and Chris Mathews, but to actual news outlets where people are supposed to be able to turn for unbiased information.

From slandering conservative candidates ? and most despicably, their families ? to ignoring questionable relationships that candidates have in their past, the media have sunk to a new low in this election.

A perfect example can be seen when The New York Times published an article highlighting Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin?s $150,000 wardrobe on their front page, which was bought for the governor specifically by the campaign. There is no mention that those clothes will go to charity when the governor is finished using them for the campaign.

There is plenty of fun to be poked at Palin for wearing a $150,000 wardrobe, but the fact that the Obama Campaign spent an obscene amount of money on giant Greek columns for his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention goes unnoticed and undocumented.

There is another clear example in the lack of coverage of Obama’s questionable relationships.

Obama’s sketchy connections were only recently brought into the spotlight after McCain’s campaign ran ads exposing Obama and his acquaintances. Yet, when McCain announced Palin as his running mate, a horde of ?journalists? flocked to Wasilla, Alaska, her home town, to dig up as much dirt as they could.

When they found nothing of actual substance, they turned to attacking Palin’s family, most notably her daughter, Bristol, who is pregnant at the age of 17.

In a desperate attempt to sully Palin’s reputation, the liberals (especially the media) accused her of ?trying to ban books? from the Wasilla library when she was mayor, which is a completely false claim.

Time and time again the vast majority of the media have proven that they are pulling for one candidate, and are sinking to new lows by trying to get him elected.

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