|Network||Coverage of Obama||Coverage of McCain|
|ABC/CBS/NBC||Positive by 68 to 32%||Negative by 64 to 36%|
|Fox||Negative by 64 to 36%||Negative by 60 to 40%|
So, while Fox was negative on Obama, it was negative on McCain by about the same margin. By contrast, the fringe media (ABC/CBS/NBC) were one-sidedly in favor of The One.
The CMPA study compared the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news shows with the first half hour of Fox News Channel's Special Report, a program which resembles its broadcast news counterparts. CNN and MSNBC were omitted because neither has any straight news coverage in the evening.
Hat tip: NewsBusters
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