According to a recent Rasmussen poll only 17% of voters in America believe that most reporters try to offer unbiased coverage of election campaigns. In other words a resounding percentage of people believe the media to be bias and have an agenda.
Just 17% of voters nationwide believe that most reporters try to offer unbiased coverage of election campaigns. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that four times as many—68%–believe most reporters try to help the candidate that they want to win.
The perception that reporters are advocates rather than observers is held by 82% of Republicans, 56% of Democrats, and 69% of voters not affiliated with either major party. The skepticism about reporters cuts across income, racial, gender, and age barriers.
A level playing field during an election is nonexistent. The end result is that no one trusts the media anymore. Normally the media bias is obvious during the general election; however, never was it more evident than during this past Democratic primary where an overwhelming majority of the media was in the tank for Barack Obama. Wait until its Obama v. McCain. You have never seen media bias like we are about to see. A point further made by the fact that McCain was always the Republican media darling because of his independent ways. Now he will be portrayed as an evil Republican. No bias there.