This article will demonstrate that the assertion made by some that the mainstream media influenced the election of Barack Obama is beyond mere speculation or sour grapes. It is evidence to back up the fact that the media directly influenced and altered the outcome of this year's presidential election. They essentially unduly interfered in the Democratic process.
John Ziegler on his website, "HowObamaGotElected.com" writes, “On November 4th, 2008 millions of Americans were shocked that a man of Barack Obama's limited experience, extreme liberal positions and radical political alliances could be elected President of the United States. For many of these Americans, the explanation was rather simple... the news media, completely enamored with Obama, simply refused to do their job.
“On Election day twelve Obama voters were interviewed extensively right after they voted to learn how the news media impacted their knowledge of what occurred during the campaign. These voters were chosen for their apparent intelligence/verbal abilities and willingness to express their opinions to a large audience. The rather shocking video below seeks to provide some insight into which information broke through the news media clutter and which did not.”
Here is the John Ziegler video which can be found on www.HowObamaGotElected.com. This is a documentary showing twelve people, who admitted they voted for Obama. They were asked the same series of twelve questions to determine how well they knew the political environment in which they voted.
How Obama Got Elected... Interviews With Obama Voters
ZOGBY POLL: ALMOST NO OBAMA VOTERS ACE ELECTION TEST
John Ziegler then commissioned Zogby to run a scientific poll for him of over 500 persons who voted for Obama. He then compared the results and to the video he did on Election Day of some of the typical voters who voted for Barack Hussein Obama.
Here are some of the results from the very enlightening Zogby poll.
512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points
97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates
Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions
57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)
71.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)
82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)
88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)
56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance y guessing).
Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes
Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter
And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her "house," even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!
Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.
Only .5% got all of them correct. (And we "gave" one answer that was technically not Palin, but actually Tina Fey)
Ziegler concludes that the Zogby survey found that most Obama voters remembered negative coverage of McCain/Palin statements but struggled to correctly answer questions about coverage associated with Obama/Biden. Why is this? Ziegler concludes that it is primarily because of the media’s "scandalous and the mainstream media’s malpractice." I would add that the media’s deliberate and deep seated bias and manipulation of its election coverage was slanted almost exclusively in favor of the Obama/Biden ticket.