MRC President and NewsBusters Publisher Brent Bozell appeared on Friday's "Hannity & Colmes" to talk about the media's eagerness to jump on the press plane and head to cover Barack Obama in Iraq. This despite the media's disinterest in covering John McCain's numerous foreign trips earlier this year. [audio available here]
"This is a press, the networks especially, that have gone into a complete swoon over Barack Obama," argued Bozell.
Earlier that day, Bozell appeared on "Fox & Friends" to discuss the same topic. Video of that can be found here.
For the MRC press release on the matter, click here (excerpt below):
Sen. McCain went to Europe and the Middle East for a week in March, and the Big Three evening news programs had a total of only four full stories on the trip; one, by NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, was dedicated to McCain mistakenly saying Iran is aiding al-Qaeda in Iraq. CBS did not even send a correspondent along, and offered only one report consisting of only thirty-one words the entire week Sen. McCain was abroad.
None of the Three networks covered Sen. McCain's trip to Canada in June at all.
MRC President L. Brent Bozell:
"The liberal media's shameless slavishness to Sen. Barack Obama knows no bounds. Just when you think they can't hit any new highs in journalistic lows, they outdo themselves, going into the outer limits of biased coverage.
"The liberal media obviously cannot help themselves. They are already neck-deep in the tank for Sen. Obama, yet they have made the decision that still there just hasn't been enough loving coverage of him. So the Big Three networks all determined that the remedy would be to go on the road for live daily on-air massages.
"This trip with Sen. Obama must be like the Grateful Dead, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles all rolled into one for the liberal media. For all three nightly news anchors to get to go on the road with him must be a dream come true.