Study shows Palin treated differently by media as vice presidential candidate than Biden

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    Jul 09, 2012 12:15 AM GMT
    Is anyone other than the hardcore leftists here really all that surprised?

    http://www.news.wisc.edu/20852

    The 2008 presidential race was one of the most watched, discussed and analyzed campaigns in U.S. history, and when it came to the vice presidential candidates, voters heard a great deal about Sarah Palin.

    Much more, in fact, than they heard about her opponent, Joe Biden.

    News coverage of Palin, then the Republican governor of Alaska, not only significantly outweighed that received by Biden, then a U.S. senator from Delaware, was markedly different in substance and across media, according to a new study of media coverage of the vice presidential candidates.

    Coverage of Palin was more likely to include references to her family, physical appearance and social issues, particularly in newspapers and by political blogs, while coverage of Biden dealt more with foreign policy and the economy.

    "Each of these differences could have had important influences on public opinion formation and the public's voting decisions in this particular race," write Leticia Bode, a former graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who is now an assistant professor at Georgetown University, and Valerie M. Hennings, an assistant professor at Iowa State University, in the study published in the journal Politics & Policy. She conducted the research while at UW-Madison.
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    Jul 09, 2012 12:32 AM GMT
    About as big a news-item as Anderson Cooper coming out and equally surprising. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 09, 2012 1:12 AM GMT
    She was ripped off! Give her another chance -

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    Jul 09, 2012 1:30 AM GMT
    Do you really think someone who said they can see Russia from their house in Alaska didn't deserve the public shaming she did (and rightfully got) for trying to get the 2nd most powerful job in the world as Vice President? Among other stupid things she constantly said?

    If you ask me the media was actually too kind to the freaking moron!


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    Jul 09, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
    The following messages quoted are indicative of how poor this forum has become.

    DalTX saidShe was ripped off! Give her another chance -

    EtchASketch / Palin 2012!!!

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    This is pretty much par for the course for a supposedly mature man. Based on his posts, does anyone think he could even conduct a political discussion face to face?

    David4985 said Do you really think someone who said they can see Russia from their house in Alaska didn't deserve the public shaming she did (and rightfully got) for trying to get the 2nd most powerful job in the world as Vice President? Among other stupid things she constantly said?

    If you ask me the media was actually to kind to the freaking moron!

    It was always clear her comment about seeing Russia from her house was a quip that was used to degrade her. But you most likely don't understand. Just a bet, but assuming what your accomplishments probably are, if we put her accomplishments next to yours, hearing you call her a freaking moron would be ludicrous.
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    Jul 09, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    Socal, why don't you be fair and post some of jockfever's posts regarding your current president? Hmmmm?

    Or some of the others that said stuff about your current Prez, from having never worked (that was a doozy) to some of a certain posters prolific topics and material pronouncing him a king etc etc etc in the most derogatory fashion?

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    Jul 09, 2012 1:53 AM GMT
    meninlove said Socal, why don't you be fair and post some of jockfever's posts regarding your current president? Hmmmm?

    Or some of the others that said stuff about your current Prez, from having never worked (that was a doozy) to some of a certain posters prolific topics and material pronouncing him a king etc etc etc in the most derogatory fashion?

    Much of the derogatory material about Obama has a factual basis, whether you agree or not. In any event, you can point at only a few on the right. The posts I quoted are clearly insipid, and have become standard fare for an increasing number of posts here. It has already driven out the quality on both the left and the right. No big deal. Just how things are. Maybe it will improve in the future. Maybe not.
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    Jul 09, 2012 2:01 AM GMT
    Oh spare us, socalfitness.

    Your holier than thou attitude is not convincing. We know your concern for quality only comes about with your issue with what those on the left have to say.

    All of the conservative commentators on this site get a pass from you. Not to mention you don't even adhere to your rules of etiquette.
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    Jul 09, 2012 2:01 AM GMT
    Wanna know how I know you're full of shit? You've always got an excuse.


    socalfitness said
    meninlove said Socal, why don't you be fair and post some of jockfever's posts regarding your current president? Hmmmm?

    Or some of the others that said stuff about your current Prez, from having never worked (that was a doozy) to some of a certain posters prolific topics and material pronouncing him a king etc etc etc in the most derogatory fashion?

    Much of the derogatory material about Obama has a factual basis, whether you agree or not. In any event, you can point at only a few on the right. The posts I quoted are clearly insipid, and have become standard fare for an increasing number of posts here. It has already driven out the quality on both the left and the right. No big deal. Just how things are. Maybe it will improve in the future. Maybe not.
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    Jul 09, 2012 2:08 AM GMT
    Comrade_Cranky saidWhy should anyone be surprised? Biden has been a national public figure since 1972. Palin emerged on the scene de novo in 2008, basically. It's obvious that people were going to be more interested in learning about the one they knew dramatically less about.

    Plus, she's an entertaining nitwit.


    This.

    Also it was Tina Fey who said, "I can see Russia from my house." Not that Palin herself didn't say equally moronic things.
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    Jul 09, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    HottJoe said...Also it was Tina Fey who said, "I can see Russia from my house." Not that Palin herself didn't say equally moronic things.

    You are correct. What Palin said was "you can actually see Russia, from land, here in Alaska." She was just giving a graphic example of how close Alaska is to Russia.
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    Jul 09, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    riddler78 saidIs anyone other than the hardcore leftists here really all that surprised?

    http://www.news.wisc.edu/20852

    The 2008 presidential race was one of the most watched, discussed and analyzed campaigns in U.S. history, and when it came to the vice presidential candidates, voters heard a great deal about Sarah Palin.

    Much more, in fact, than they heard about her opponent, Joe Biden.

    News coverage of Palin, then the Republican governor of Alaska, not only significantly outweighed that received by Biden, then a U.S. senator from Delaware, was markedly different in substance and across media, according to a new study of media coverage of the vice presidential candidates.

    Coverage of Palin was more likely to include references to her family, physical appearance and social issues, particularly in newspapers and by political blogs, while coverage of Biden dealt more with foreign policy and the economy.

    "Each of these differences could have had important influences on public opinion formation and the public's voting decisions in this particular race," write Leticia Bode, a former graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who is now an assistant professor at Georgetown University, and Valerie M. Hennings, an assistant professor at Iowa State University, in the study published in the journal Politics & Policy. She conducted the research while at UW-Madison.



    A better comparison would have been the coverage between Hillary and Obama. Their messages and beliefs were very similar. They were also very professional politically. It cuts down on at least some of the variables.

    But comparing coverage of Palin and Biden? Meh. For one thing, Palin talked about her family and social values constantly. It was her platform. She never expounded much on foreign policy or economics, and had so little political experience that no one could hold her up to her voting history.

    This isn't news. It's bad science.
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    Jul 09, 2012 4:00 AM GMT
    creature saidOh spare us, socalfitness.

    Your holier than thou attitude is not convincing. We know your concern for quality only comes about with your issue with what those on the left have to say.

    All of the conservative commentators on this site get a pass from you. Not to mention you don't even adhere to your rules of etiquette.


    +1 (especially the spare me part).

    And as always SoCal just passes by posts that show his faulty logic.

    Sarah Palin makes George W Bush look like a genius. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jul 09, 2012 4:13 AM GMT
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    creature saidOh spare us, socalfitness.

    Your holier than thou attitude is not convincing. We know your concern for quality only comes about with your issue with what those on the left have to say.

    All of the conservative commentators on this site get a pass from you. Not to mention you don't even adhere to your rules of etiquette.


    +1 (especially the spare me part).

    And as always SoCal just passes by posts that show his faulty logic.


    +2

    I used to consider Socal one of the few conservatives on the site who were fair and intelligent but he jumped the shark a few months back and went full-tilt Obama Derangement Syndrome.

    In terms of riddler's sad "study", others have pointed out ably that this is comparing apples to morons.
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    Jul 09, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
    David4985 said
    creature saidOh spare us, socalfitness.

    Your holier than thou attitude is not convincing. We know your concern for quality only comes about with your issue with what those on the left have to say.

    All of the conservative commentators on this site get a pass from you. Not to mention you don't even adhere to your rules of etiquette.


    +1 (especially the spare me part).

    And as always SoCal just passes by posts that show his faulty logic.

    Sarah Palin makes George W Bush look like a genius. icon_neutral.gif


    Exactly right.

    The reason the struggling McCain campaign chose Palin is because she would get lots of attention.
    She got it.
    Voters who watched her interviews and debates were horrified to think that someone that STUPID would potentially become the President, so they voted against McCain in massive numbers.

    Live and learn.
    (Or not.)

    Note to future candidates: if you can't think of the name of a single newspaper, you're not ready for a national campaign.
  • DalTX

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    Jul 09, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidThe following messages quoted are indicative of how poor this forum has become.

    DalTX saidShe was ripped off! Give her another chance -

    EtchASketch / Palin 2012!!!

    (Please!)

    This is pretty much par for the course for a supposedly mature man. Based on his posts, does anyone think he could even conduct a political discussion face to face?


    Or in your case, face to breast.
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    Jul 09, 2012 4:32 AM GMT
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    socalfitness saidThe following messages quoted are indicative of how poor this forum has become.

    DalTX saidShe was ripped off! Give her another chance -

    EtchASketch / Palin 2012!!!

    (Please!)

    This is pretty much par for the course for a supposedly mature man. Based on his posts, does anyone think he could even conduct a political discussion face to face?


    Or in your case, face to breast.

    Didn't think you could say anything intelligent, and you didn't surprise. I was thinking you might just write EtchASketch again but use larger font. Don't you have a friend with at least average intelligence to help so you could make some kind of defense?
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    meninlove said Socal, why don't you be fair and post some of jockfever's posts regarding your current president? Hmmmm?

    Or some of the others that said stuff about your current Prez, from having never worked (that was a doozy) to some of a certain posters prolific topics and material pronouncing him a king etc etc etc in the most derogatory fashion?

    Much of the derogatory material about Obama has a factual basis, whether you agree or not. In any event, you can point at only a few on the right. The posts I quoted are clearly insipid, and have become standard fare for an increasing number of posts here. It has already driven out the quality on both the left and the right. No big deal. Just how things are. Maybe it will improve in the future. Maybe not.






    Meninlove, SoCal is one of those blind Conservatives whose belief system has him unaware that "HE'LL SEE IT WHEN HE BELIEVEs IT", which takes him right back to the original problem, he's blind to reality. He's a partisan fanatic who wouldn't recognize facts about his own party's hypocricy even if one of them exposed it to him in writing or pictures.

    Such people are unreachable with well reasoned facts, examples or anything else, Its their way and no other, all must come to his way of thinking. Don't put too much effort into convincing him of anything ourside his conservative world view.
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    Jul 09, 2012 4:44 AM GMT
    Riddler, you're far too inteligent to stoop to defense of the likes of the ignorant Palin. She's at a very low bar that she herself set by her words and actions, that the media met her at the low level bar she set, is no disgrace to the media, but a testiment to Palins fail'ins'. LOL
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    Jul 09, 2012 1:04 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    DalTX said
    socalfitness saidThe following messages quoted are indicative of how poor this forum has become.

    DalTX saidShe was ripped off! Give her another chance -

    EtchASketch / Palin 2012!!!

    (Please!)

    This is pretty much par for the course for a supposedly mature man. Based on his posts, does anyone think he could even conduct a political discussion face to face?


    Or in your case, face to breast.

    Didn't think you could say anything intelligent, and you didn't surprise. I was thinking you might just write EtchASketch again but use larger font. Don't you have a friend with at least average intelligence to help so you could make some kind of defense?


    EtchASketch / Palin 2012!!
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    Jul 09, 2012 6:59 PM GMT
    David4985 said
    Sarah Palin makes George W Bush look like a genius. icon_neutral.gif


    Nay, a lucid genius.
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    Jul 09, 2012 8:53 PM GMT
    Paiin was and is an ignorant white trash joke. There is no one to blame but herself. No one would believe it if the media made up someone like her as a major VP candidate.
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    Jul 09, 2012 9:00 PM GMT
    eaux @ ppl defending that ignorant, bigoted twat sarah palin.

    look at your life/choices.

    smh....