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Clinton Political Strategist Mark Penn on Biased/Sexist Palin Coverage: ” Media on very dangerous ground” – Slams Media for Going Over Palin’s Daily Expense Reports While Not Doing So on Other Candidates!

Posted by iusbvision on September 14, 2008

Mark Penn was a chief political strategist for the Clinton Campaign. Penn is another of a growing list of Clinton advisers and supporters who are taking issue with the elite media coverage of Palin and how the Obama campaign is reacting to her.

The story in full can be found HERE. Excerpts:

I think the people themselves saw unfair media coverage of Senator Clinton. I think if you go back, the polls reflected very clearly what “Saturday Night Live” crystallized in one of their mock debates about what was happening with the press.

I think here the media is on very dangerous ground. I think that when you see them going through every single expense report that Governor Palin ever filed, if they don’t do that for all four of the candidates, they’re on very dangerous ground.

I think the media so far has been the biggest loser in this race. And they continue to have growing credibility problems.

And I think that that’s a real problem growing out of this election. The media now, all of the media – not just Fox News, that was perceived as highly partisan – but all of the media is now being viewed as partisan in one way or another. And that is an unfortunate development.

CBSNews.com: (So does the strategist, who had his own complaints about sexism in media coverage about Sen. Clinton) So you think the media is being uniquely tough on Palin now?

Mark Penn: Well, I think that the media is doing the kinds of stories on Palin that they’re not doing on the other candidates. And that’s going to subject them to people concluding that they’re giving her a tougher time.

“What happened here very clearly is that the controversy over Palin led to 37 million Americans tuning into a vice-presidential speech — something that is unprecedented — because they wanted to see for themselves,” Penn adds. “This is an election in which the voters are going to decide for themselves. The media has lost credibility with them.”

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