Thursday, March 01, 2007

Allen stock option reporting story shows media bias toward ignorant sensationalism, says Denton

Here it is reported:

"During George Allen's unsuccessful 2006 Senate re-election campaign, the Virginia Republican was accused of failing to tell Congress about $1.1 million in stock options.

Those charges have now been dismissed, and a political communications specialist said Tuesday the outcome was a sign that "the media do not do a good enough job" investigating the allegations in the first place.

"There are many different types of media bias, not all of it left or right or ideological per se," Robert Denton, Jr., director of the W. Thomas Rice Center for Leader Development at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, told Cybercast News Service."

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