Study: Obama’s Positive Press Sets Record

From the Washington Times:

    It’s a record-setting press honeymoon.

    President-elect Barack Obama has received the most positive campaign news coverage on the main network news shows in the 20-year history of such studies by the Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA).

    Mr. Obama received 68 percent positive evaluations from the four major networks, according to the study released Friday.

    “Obama’s positive press is the strongest showing CMPA has ever recorded for a presidential candidate since we began monitoring election news in 1988,” said Robert Lichter, director of the nonpartisan research group affiliated with George Mason University.

    By contrast, his Republican rival almost set the record for hostile press coverage.