Were you surprised by what you found?
I said I was. Having read the arguments against FoxNews, one would suppose that they were significantly right wing.
No headlines can be truly objective. I would expect that the raters could tell whom the headlines were about.
I said that it was possible that they would recognize, for instance, that McCain said Russia should reverse course, but I did not think that the others were too obvious.
Can you recognize the candidates?
- X Who?
- Current and Former (Opposite Party) Line up for X
- Facing Tough Re-Election, (Person) Removes Name from X Fundraiser Invitation
- Religious Vote Could Tip Scales in Battleground States
- Xâ€™s Running Mate- Analyzing the Premise Question
- X Emergency Landing More Serious Than Thought
- In Case You Were Wonderingâ€¦
- X Defines Marriage
- X Praises Rick Warrenâ€™s Forum
- Could Xâ€™s VP Pick Turn Off Voters?
- X Speaks at Coloradoâ€™s Aspen Institute
- X Camp Fires at (TV Station)
These are a fairly interesting mix of headlines. Â There were some that were more obvious. Â X’s Hawaii, for example, would probably give it away. Â That headline was rated favorably.
Only the last three were McCain. All the rest were Obama. But donâ€™t worry if you didnâ€™t get them right. The very politically savvy group of academicians at my talk didnâ€™t get them either.