A sweeping study of some 130,213 news articles on the 2012 presidential match between President Obama and Mitt Romney has proven anew that there was a strong pro-Democratic bias in the U.S. and international press.
The study, published in the authoritative journal Big Data & Society, also tested the campaign themes the media focused on and determined that Obama succeeded in stealing the economic issue from Republican Romney.
“The 2012 elections saw an ‘issue trespassing’ strategy with President Obama taking the initiative on the economy,” found the survey of stories produced by 719 U.S. and international outlets.
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