Was I right? How race focused is the coverage of Obama’s SC landslide?

Follow up on my prediction from earlier.

Summary of voter race discussion:
Mentioned: 10
Ignored: 1

I can’t be bothered researching this any more.  I was wrong, they didn’t all mention race.  All of the main stream media sites did.  Kudos Crooks & Liars for not wallowing in the muck.

Obama projected winner in South Carolina: Economy remained top concern; half of electorate was black
First mention[Headline]: half of electorate was black.

Barack Obama wins South Carolina, CNN project
First mention[Third paragraph]: Obama, who is hoping to become America’s first African-American president, did well with black voters, who made up about half of Saturday’s electorate, according to exit polls.

Obama wins South Carolina primary
First mention[fourth paragraph]: About half the voters were black, according to polling place interviews, and four out of five of them supported Obama. Black women turned out in particularly large numbers. Obama, the first-term Illinois senator, got a quarter of the white vote while Clinton and Edwards split the rest.

Breaking: Barack Obama Projected Winner In South Carolina
First mention[NONE!]

Obama wins South Carolina
First mention[third paragraph]: Seemingly buoyed by a large African-American turnout – exit polls indicated at least half those voting were black

S.C. Voting Wraps Up as Obama Seeks Broad-Based Victory
First mention[fifth paragraph]: It is also the first state to offer an indication of Barack Obama’s political appeal among large African-American communities.
Further down: while Obama was the pick for 83 percent of black voters.

Obama wins South Carolina Democratic primary
First mention[first paragraph]: Barack Obama easily won South Carolina’s bitterly contested Democratic presidential primary with the aid of heavy black support on Tuesday

Barack Obama Wins South Carolina Primary
First mention[sub-heading]: Large African-American Turnout Carries Sen. Barack Obama to Victory in S.C.
Further mention[first paragraph]: Sen. Barack Obama, vying to become the nation’s first black president, has won the South Carolina primary today, ABC News projects, boosted by huge turnout of African-American voters in a state whose electorate appears polarized along racial lines.

Obama wins in South Carolina
First mention[second paragraph]: Drawing heavily on support from African Americans, Obama led Clinton by several points in a primary powered by one of the most significant shows of voter turnout in recent history in the Palmetto State.

Obama Wins South Carolina Primary
First mention[third paragraph]: More than half of the voters who participated in Saturday’s primary in the state were black, according to early exit polls, a higher turnout than the 2004 Democratic primary and a signal that Mr. Obama enjoyed strong support from African-American voters.

Obama Wins Big in South Carolina
First mention[third – fifth paragraph]: The audience chanted “Race doesn’t matter” as it awaited Obama to make his appearance.

But it did.

About half the voters were black, according to polling place interviews, and four out of five of them supported Obama. Black women turned out in particularly large numbers. Obama, the first-term Illinois senator, got a quarter of the white vote while Clinton and Edwards split the rest.

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One Response to “Was I right? How race focused is the coverage of Obama’s SC landslide?”

  1. Massimo Moruzzi Says:

    isn’t half the population of SC black ?
    do these journalists think that these folks will never ever ever vote ?

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