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Did the press elect Obama?

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May 13, 2009 4:13AM

No. The people who voted did. However, people base their decisions on the information that is given to them by the media. The vast majority of the media did not press Obama to answer questions about important issues in a meaningful way. The difficult questions faced by his campaign were not fully answered. Failings and missteps in the campaign were often ignored. Cheerleading by the media was often blatant and unprecedented. The majority of the media did not seem to be aware they were biased.Hopefully next campaign season all candidates will be given a more even handed fair treatment