Hannity, Bozell Discuss Media Double Standard on Romney '47 Percent,' Obama 'Redistribution' Videos

Both Mitt Romney's "47 percent" remarks and Barack Obama's pro-"redistribution" comments could be considered "inflammatory if you want to look for inflammatory comments," and yet there's a massive double standard in how the media have reported on the two, NewsBusters publisher and Media Research Center (MRC) president Brent Bozell told Fox News's Sean Hannity on the September 20 Hannity program.

"In the case of Obama's comment," however, it "confirms... that he's a socialist who believes in the redistribution of wealth." Yet as an MRC review confirmed, the media gave roughly 10 times the coverage to the edited tape of Romney's comments at a May fundraiser as they did to the 1998 comments from then-State Senator Barack Obama. [MP3 audio here; video follows page break]

Media Mash Campaigns & Elections 2012 Presidential Media Bias Debate Bias by Omission Double Standards Obama Watch Government & Press Video Brent Bozell Sean Hannity Barack Obama Mitt Romney

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