As the campaign winds down, we are getting a slew of newspaper endorsements. On da twitter, David Akin posted a link to the full slate of endorsements. The current standing, Conservatives 31 endorsements, NDP 2, Liberal 0, Bloc 1. Take a look for YOURSELF and remember to laugh your ass off the next time a conbot talks about the liberal media. With this measure, you can cobble together reasons why we see such an overwhelming slant (you can also point to the NDP "surge" to say it doesn’t matter), but when you plug the statistics into other objective measures, it really does paint an overwhelming picture of incredible challenges to the notion of apolitical coverage. When the dust settles, progressives in this country need to understand and develop ways to offset a increasingly stacked media deck. When it comes to media coverage, there is clearly as stiff, unrelenting head wind to contend with.
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