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Harvard Study Confirms Anti-Clinton Media Bias.

From Daily Kos:

An interesting new study about media bias was conducted recently by Harvard. The results perhaps aren’t all that surprising to those of us who’ve been closely following press coverage throughout the primary process, but go a long way in shedding light on several key issues. Most notable among these are Clinton’s downward trajectory in the “likability” department but also the fact the media has done a disservice to not only Clinton but also Sanders, supporters of both candidates and the party in general.

A new report released this week by Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy found Clinton has received far more negative coverage than any other candidate in the race thus far. The study was based on an analysis of news statements from CBS, Fox, the Los Angeles Times, NBC, the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

“Far more negative?” More like insanely more negative! The study found that 84 percent of Clinton’s coverage has been “negative in tone” compared to just 43 percent for Trump and 17 percent for Sanders. Even though many of us would just assume forget about Rafael Cruz at this stage, it’s notable to point out that he received fairly balanced press coverage in comparison to his opponent. So while the media insured their playing field was much more leveled, they didn’t afford us the same luxury.

Judging by the data this study reveals, the media has done a true disservice to the left thus far with highly slanted, selective coverage managing to paint an inaccurate picture of both Clinton and Sanders. Why? Well, apparently it was more important to make the entire primary race more “exciting” by setting up a false “David vs. Goliath” narrative.


Calif. Shuts GOP Out From Senate Race With 2 Dems Advancing To Runoff

Source: TPM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a historic first, California voters Tuesday sent two Democrats, both minority women, to a November runoff for the state's open U.S. Senate seat.

The matchup between state Attorney General Kamala Harris and 10-term Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez marks the first time since voters started electing senators a century ago that Republicans will be absent from California's general election ballot for the Senate. The outcome reaffirms the GOP's diminished stature in the nation's most populous state.

The two were among 34 candidates seeking the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer, a liberal favorite first elected a generation ago, in 1992.

Under California election rules, only two candidates — the top vote-getters — advance to the November election.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/california-senate-race-between-two-minority-female-democrats

With Hillary making history in California, it's easy to overlook the other historic development in the State's elections.

Bernie Sanders to meet with Obama Thursday

Source: CBS

The meeting, scheduled at Sanders' request, will take place just two days after Tuesday's pivotal primary contests, where Hillary Clinton secured the majority of pledged delegates in the Democratic race and clinched the party's presidential nomination.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bernie-sanders-to-meet-with-obama-thursday/

Sanders wants to meet with the neoliberal third way corporate shill...

My guess is they will discuss Obama's "disastrous" trade policies. Why else would Bernie want to meet with Obama?

Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic presidential primary in New Mexico

Source: WTOP

Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic presidential primary in New Mexico
By The Associated Press June 7, 2016 10:54 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic presidential primary in New Mexico.

Read more: http://wtop.com/elections/2016/06/hillary-clinton-wins-the-democratic-presidential-primary-in-new-mexico/
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