Indy Politics has a post entitled Mourdock Camp Blames “Media Bias” for Loss. Would be Chrysler killer, Richard Mourdock, who caught attention for revealing God’s will with respect to children conceived through rape has sent out an e-mail to supporters. The e-mail was a fundraiser, seeking to retire campaign debt.
In our case, we found our campaign caught in the liberal media cross hairs. Never has Indiana seen a more obvious example of media bias by reporters more interested in defeating conservatives than reporting the news.
It’s hard to tell if this bit of self-pity is borne of true belief or an effort to stoke the base into parting with a few extra bucks. It’s the Nate Silver conundrum in a nutshell – are they getting it wrong because they’re in a groupthink bubble, or is it a bit of calculated hyperbole designed to motivate supporters?
The media has biases to be sure – sometimes different ones depending on the medium in question. But, often times political reporting is biased by a lack of institutional memory, faux objectivity in the form of “he said/she said” narratives, fixation on horse race narratives instead of substantive policy reporting, and general limitations associated with being a commercial undertaking.
But, “reporters more interested in defeating conservatives than reporting the news?” That’s just petulant.