WSJ bad reporting on politics

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Pekelo, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Pekelo


    "Arizona Sen. John McCain defeated chief rival and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in the South Carolina Republican primary Saturday, cementing his status as a front-runner for his party's nomination. "

    Really? Then how come that Romney has 72 delegates and McCain only 38, hardly more than half of Romney's??? And Huckabee wasn't even cheif rival, having only 28 delegates...

    That is just bad journalism...Not to mention in NV McCain came in only 3rd... Frontrunner my ass....
  2. hughb


    CBS news is reporting Romney has 35 and Mcain 32.

    Different newspapers have different criteria for who to call the front runner. In the last Dem primary they were all calling Dean the front runner before a single election had been held based on opinion polls. And the WSJ is probably taking into account opinion polls as well by calling McCain the front runner.