The Obama campaign and cable "news" network MSNBC shared more than a mere slogan this presidential cycle. Neither entity had a single negative thing to say about the incumbent president over the closing week of the campaign. By definition, it was Team Obama's job to portray the president in a unflinchingly favorable light -- but what exactly is the NBC-owned channel's mission statement? Fox News is often accused of being a little more than a right-wing spin machine, particularly during its opinion programming. Fox's overall coverage of the campaign tilted heavily in favor of Mitt Romney during the home...
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Benson does not mention (gee, I wonder why?) two other possible factors in the less-positive coverage for Romney coverage in the last days of the campaign: 1.) Professional journalists, trained in assessment of real-world factual data, had little trouble recognizing that when it came to the Benghazi story, conservatives were trying very hard to amplify it into a major scandal when there wasn't enough "there there" to justify the characterization. 2.) When Romney doubled down on the obvious lie about jeep jobs moving to China, it underlined what a prevaricating sack of you-know-what he'd been throughout his campaign.
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