Mark Halperin says (bias) campaign coverage was just as bad as media's Iraq War failures (We kid you not)
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Media bias was more intense in the 2008 election than in any other national campaign in recent history, Time magazine's Mark Halperin said Friday at the Politico/USC conference on the 2008 election.
"It's the most disgusting failure of people in our business since the Iraq war," Halperin said at a panel of media analysts. "It was extreme bias, extreme pro-Obama coverage."
Honestly, only a Betlway media insider who thinks campaigns are the country's most important endeavor would even think of comparing alleged media bias in an election season with journalism malpractice that led our country to war; a war that, arguably, is helping to bankrupt the nation. Yeah, those two events are about the same.
But any way, Halperin's up in arms. Why he remained mostly silent on this issue during the campaign, and while he ran a campaign news site (The Page), we're not sure.
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