Author: MSNBC ‘Essentially’ Ran ‘a Voter Suppression Campaign’ Against GOP During 2012 Presidential Election

By tarring conservatives as racist during the 2012 presidential campaign, MSNBC “essentially” mounted “a voter suppression campaign,” says the author of a new book on media bias.

“Some of the quotes I have in ‘Spin Masters’– you might remember them if you watch a lot of MSNBC — still make me cringe,” David Freddoso, author of the recently released book “Spin Masters: How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped Reelect Barack Obama,” told The Daily Caller.

“For example, Chris Matthews asserting that conservatives were giving Romney a long leash (ideologically speaking) because they are racists, I mean, come on — what kind of political commentary is that? That was essentially a voter suppression campaign, to tar conservatism and shame conservatives out of participating in politics.”


Despite egregious examples like that, Freddoso said most of the anti-Republican bias in the media was not intentional, but rather the product of the “liberal bubble world in which most journalists live — especially in New York and Washington.”

“When you’re a liberal, and 90 percent of your colleagues are liberals, and the only exposure you have to conservative thought is perhaps a few cranky Internet commenters or people who dog you on Twitter, it skews your perception of political opinions — of what’s mainstream and of what real people think about,” he said.

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  • m123s

    There is No political party in America. There is One planta…. = the Govt. All else is a diversion.

  • reggiec

    Soon to be released book titled “Turn Left, How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind” by Tim Groseclose, a political science professor, documents just how far left the media has become. His contention is that in the political science and journalism departments in higher education the percentages of Democrats versus Republicans is about 90% Democrats and 10 % Republicans. Mr. Groseclose believes this carries over into the main stream media and as a result their biased reporting and coverage can aid Democratic candidates by about eight to ten % points in a typical election.
    It is evident that if you control education you control the message.

  • Luckily you all caught onto how they removed voting machines from wealthier white more Conservative leaning districts to make wait in lines hours long to suppress all of the racist vote, right?

    Yeah right. It was the other way around.