[lit-ideas] Re: Study: Media coverage has favored Obama campaign

  • From: Eric Yost <mr.eric.yost@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2008 04:13:50 -0500

>>Thus, mere reference to "scholars and researchers"
has no standing as evidence unless we are told just what it is that they are proposing.

Groeling wants to quantify partisan media bias, taking into account the so-called "hostile media effect," which you, as a partisan Democrat, both identified and exemplified when calling the GOP complaints griping or whining.

Lichter's methodology is narrow. He performs content analysis on transcripts of TV news broadcasts at the statement level. The article calls this "a respected and widely adopted method."

Some media theorists have developed "attitude scales," like the political value scale designed by Groseclose at UCLA, factoring in such standards as the complete voting records of the House and Senate, and scaling these against public comments.

Others, such as Skewes at University of Colorado, are developing frame-analysis models. That study attempts to model the tendency of journalists "to start seeing the story the same way."

It interests me because it might herald the beginning of a new science of weighing the everyday propaganda that makes us have, in Roth's words, "the emotions of a child and the pain of an adult."

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