September 30, 2004

Debate II

Before it's even started, Bush backers say media bias will make it appear their guy will lose the debate. So do Kerry backers:

Paul Krugman: “Let's face it: whatever happens in today's debate, cable news will proclaim US President George W. Bush the winner. This will reflect the political bias so evident during the party conventions.”

Glenn Reynolds: “Unless Kerry melts into a puddle on the floor, the media spin will be that he did well and helped his campaign. This is for two reasons. One is, as Newsweek' Evan Thomas remarked, that the press ‘wants Kerry to win.’ The other, of course, is that they want the race to remain interesting.”

I'm with Glenn on the second point.

UPDATE: Krugman was completely wrong. As usual.

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 30, 2004 05:31 PM
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