According to a new Pew study, from January 2 to April 15, the media’s coverage of Mitt Romney was more than twice as positive than that of President Barack Obama. The results of the extensive study showed that Romney’s coverage was 39 percent positive, while Obama’s coverage was 18 percent positive. As Newsweek/The Daily Beast notes, if anything bad happened during the Republican Primaries, it was Obama’s fault:
‘Day in and day out, he was criticized by the entire Republican field on a variety of policies,’ Mark Jurkowitz, the group’s associate director, says of Obama. ‘And he was inextricably linked to events that generated negative coverage.’
Pew used human researchers to comb 52 newspaper, web, TV and radio sources and computer analysis to scour over 11,000 news outlets to come up with these findings, so maybe this will be enough for Sarah Palin and others to finally give the Lamestream Media a chance.
If nothing else, Pew’s numbers will put LeBron James at ease. Until the playoffs start, that is.