In a segment discussing some recent polling, co-host Steve Doocy asked Gillespie whether he thinks the media would attempt to discourage Republicans from voting by playing up Obama’s reelection as a foregone conclusion.
“Ed, do you buy into this theory — and there are some people on the right who say, look, mainstream media is going to talk down Romney’s chances of winning. They’re going to show Mr. Obama way up in the polls just to tamp down enthusiasm — so Republicans go, ‘You know, why even bother voting because it’s a foregone conclusion the guy’s going to get four more years?'”
“We have a ‘no whining’ rule in Boston about coverage in the media,” Gillespie replied. “We just deal with the facts.”
“We think that big choice will overcome all of this horse-race political analysis you see in the media on a day-to-day basis,” he added — consistent with both campaigns’ emphasis on drawing a contrast between the candidates, making the election about a clear choice.
Media bias is a well-tread topic, and many conservatives argue that “mainstream media” outlets have a clear liberal leaning. While Romney’s reportedly taken issue with “overly aggressive” interviewing in the past, looks like the campaign will be staying away from the bias debate.
The segment below, via Fox News:
(H/T The Hill)
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