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Even the Fluff on Dayside is Biased

Reported by Janie - October 4, 2005

Yesterday (10/3) Dayside actually did some fair and balanced coverage of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers (although it appeared that Huddy didn't know what she was talking about half the time, referring to Miers by stating "she's got some serious credentials" and "she's very well known"), and saved their bias for their fluff piece, "M & J", where they discuss "water-cooler" topics.

Yesterday's "water cooler" topic was an online survey taken by the BBC. Mike Jerrick explained the survey: "BBC did an interactive power play game, where they ask players, about 15,000 different players from around the world to get involved. If you had to pick a world leader, if all heck broke loose, if we had to have a world leader to put in charge, who would you put in charge? Number 1 on the list, Nelson Mandela."

Huddy picked it up from there and stated: " Nelson Mandela was number 1, number 2 former US President Bill Clinton."

Comment: The distaste and contempt for those that voted for Clinton in the poll was blatantly obvious in her tone. She said Clinton's name as quickly as possible so she could move on to the next nominee with out comment on Clinton. For each nominee, a picture was put up on the screen, and Clinton's was taken down almost immediately. Her demeanor resulted in the desired outcome she was reaching for, as the audience booed former President Clinton.

They also mentioned that George W. Bush made the list, ranking in at number 43, while Hillary Clinton weighed in at number 16. What the show didn't mention to note, was that more than half of those responding to the poll were actually from the United States.

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