Southern Man

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Well, after two years of the "most transparent government in history" Dear Leader finally releases his birth certificate. That should satisfy those obsessed right-wing birthers, right? And get this story off the lead so we can get on with more important business, right?

According to this article (which references the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism) news coverage last week (and this one, too) put Obama's birth story 'way down the list (4% of total coverage), far behind the economy at nearly 40% coverage. But of CNN's presidential coverage, fully 100% was devoted to the President's birth and religious background. MSNBC? Of their presidential coverage, 92% was concerned with birthplace and religion. And those right-wing nutjobs at Fox News? Of their stories on the president, a mere 8% of the total time was devoted to those issues.

It appears that it is the left, not the right, that is obsessed with Obama's religion and birth.


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