Now, I know the US does not offer an impartial news channel. CNN leans left, Fox leans right – tho both deny it adamantly. Because of this I find myself reading and listening to a wide variety of sources for my news intake. However, I laughed today when I went to the CNN website to check the latest poll of polls that they do (Obama leads by 4 btw).
So on the main politics page, I find a nice large ad for Obama’s campaign. Now, I know that this is more to do with CNN’s advertising business unit than the political news desk, but I did think it rather broke any hint of impartiality the website is attempting to show.
I suppose the question is how different is this to them showing a McCain or a Obama ad in the commercial break on the tv channel?