Search Results for: Julie Besonen

Jun 24 1992

Perot Ballot Drive Greeted by Puff Coverage

H. Ross Perot’s drive for the presidency has, up until press time, largely been given a free ride by the mainstream media. Uncritical interviews on Larry King Live (3/16/92) and 60 Minutes (3/29/92) have resulted in multitudes of volunteers joining the Texas billionaire’s effort. An informal survey, using the Nexis computer database, of more than 175 recent stories on Perot in major daily newspapers turned up two that examined his record in critical depth (Christian Science Monitor, 4/7/92; Newsday, 4/12/92). Few independent or third-party candidates in history have ever received such a media boost. The New York Times (4/13/92) reported […]