The Corner

What Liberal Media Bias?

ABCnews.com’s coverage of the president’s approval rating begins with 10 paragraphs of gloom and doom. He faces a “conundrum,” a “riddle,” the Democrats are polling better in three of ten areas, he’s losing support, etc.

Then, in paragraph 11, comes this trivial, insignificant fact:

“Even if Bush’s overall approval rating is narrowly based, and thus potentially vulnerable, it’s still darn good. Looking back nearly a half century, only one previous president has had a higher approval rating in January of a re-election year — Dwight Eisenhower in 1956.”

The highest approval rating since Ike, and ABC presents it as BAD news? More bad news like this and it could be 1984 all over again.

Michael GrahamMichael Graham was born in Los Angeles and raised in South Carolina. A graduate of Oral Roberts University, he worked as a stand-up comedian before beginning his political career as ...