Broadcast date August 31, 2012.
"The Conscience of Kansas" runs daily at 5-6 p.m. in central Kansas on 105.7 FM "The Patriot," the station that carries Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, and Sean Hannity. Paul Ibbetson is a former Chief of Police of Cherryvale, Kansas, and member of the Montgomery County Drug Task Force.
Click here to read the Rasmussen poll: race42012.com/2012/08/15/poll-watch-rasmussen-survey-on-the-2012-presidential-election-and-media-bias/
Some of the questions:
When covering a political campaign, do most reporters try to offer unbiased coverage or do they try to help the candidate they want to win?
-Help candidate they want to win 74%
-Offer unbiased coverage 13%
-Not sure 13%
Think for a moment about the two major presidential candidates this year. Which candidate received the best treatment from the media so far—Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
-Barack Obama 59%
-Mitt Romney 18%
-Not sure 23%
Looking ahead to the campaign between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, will most reporters try to help Barack Obama, offer unbiased coverage, or try to help Mitt Romney?
-Help Barack Obama 51%
-Offer unbiased coverage 22%
-Help Mitt Romney 9%
-Not sure 18%
Suppose a reporter learned some news that might politically hurt a candidate they wanted to win. Would most reporters hide that information to help the candidate?
-Not sure 22%