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View Poll Results: Which did the media treat more favorably, and give a pass to?
The Dean Scream 5 27.78%
The Santorum meltdown 13 72.22%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-27-2012, 04:50 PM
 
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It seems that after Howard Dean excitedly shouted while speaking to his supporters, the media painted him as a crazy person and his candidacy was over.

Recently, Rick Santorum went on an obsenity-laced tirade against a reporter. His candidacy lives on in the media.

Why do you think these cases are different, and who did the media favor more?
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:53 PM
 
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"Obsenity-laced"? Puhleeeeez! I call BS on that.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:56 PM
 
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I think perhaps the Op neds to look more to the other appoents influence on the media than to the media itsself especailly since Deans was during primary where mnay withi the party wanted him gone.raely is it really the media but the opponents influence witht eh media that causes this type thing.Notice no one came to dean's defense i his own party really;niff said.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:56 PM
 
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It seems that after Howard Dean excitedly shouted while speaking to his supporters, the media painted him as a crazy person and his candidacy was over.

Recently, Rick Santorum went on an obsenity-laced tirade against a reporter. His candidacy lives on in the media.

Why do you think these cases are different, and who did the media favor more?
Right wing biased that's for sure. If Obama said something like Santorum did, the right wing media would go into a complete frenzy.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:12 PM
 
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Right wing biased that's for sure. If Obama said something like Santorum did, the right wing media would go into a complete frenzy.
Especially if it were against FoxNews or the NY Post.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:12 PM
 
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Isn't it too early to say?
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:06 PM
 
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"obscenity-laced" is a bit of a stretch. But it's no secret the media loves Rick Santorum. At least until the general election. Their plan was to give him as much favorable coverage as possible (not an easy task with Rick Santorum) so that he wins the nomination, or at least keeps anyone else from doing so, at which point they stab him in the back and throw him under the bus for Obama.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:15 PM
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"Obsenity-laced"? Puhleeeeez! I call BS on that.
So did Santorum
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:32 PM
 
Location: South Side
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It seems that after Howard Dean excitedly shouted while speaking to his supporters, the media painted him as a crazy person and his candidacy was over.
Actually, Dean's candidacy was dead for a different reason. As Rev. Sharpton remarked: "I'd be whooping and hollering, too, if I spent as much money as you did and lost as badly."

Media bias? Let's not adopt the conservative paranoia. Sometimes a cigar is a cigar.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:13 PM
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"obscenity-laced" is a bit of a stretch. But it's no secret the media loves Rick Santorum. At least until the general election. Their plan was to give him as much favorable coverage as possible (not an easy task with Rick Santorum) so that he wins the nomination, or at least keeps anyone else from doing so, at which point they stab him in the back and throw him under the bus for Obama.
LOL, another crazy right wing conspiracy theory. I will agree that the media seems to like Santorum, but it has nothing to do with stabbing him in the back later. Santorum has a knack for acting weird and saying stupid stuff which equates to ratings. It is not often that a presidential candidate comes along that is willing to act like a complete lunatic and say outrageous stuff about groups of people he doesn't like.
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