Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Media Hearts First Lady Michelle Obama
Three Times More Media Mentions Than Laura Bush
By Dell Hill
Soooooo, how is the infamous lame-stream media treating Mrs. Obama?
(Just imagine, someone actually gets paid to keep track of this stuff!)
Pretty well, according to the Washington Times political blog.
“A media research firm says Michelle Obama has gotten nearly 30,000 mentions in the press since her husband was elected president, more than tripling the attention paid her predecessor, Laura Bush, during the equivalent time.
HighBeam Research scoured the 6,500 publications it tracks to see how often each was mentioned from the time her husband was elected until Oct. 20 of the third year he was in office — 2003 in the case of Mrs. Bush, and 2011 for Mrs. Obama.
The current first lady steamrolled, garnering 29,634 mentions, compared to 8,707 for Mrs. Bush in the nearly three-year periods under review.”
Actually, those numbers come as no great surprise. Mrs. Obama is in to “many things” and has earned her headlines by concentrating on healthy eating and obesity among the nation’s youngsters. Mrs. Bush was a Texas librarian and worked to improve youngster’s literacy. And, to the lame-stream media, we certainly know which of those things is more important.
High Beam Research? Alllllll Righty, then!
Keep it classy, gang.
Posted by Dell at 12:31 AM