I am afraid the Daily Free Press has swung a bit to the right. At my first glance of the front page, I noticed that half of the front page stories were not congratulatory of Barack Obama, but mourning the loss of John McCain. Would it not have been more appropriate to focus on the win, not the loss?
In further investigation of the articles, unnecessary digs were taken at liberals, and biased reporting abounded. The two articles ‘GOP has low hopes for Obama’ and ‘BU Republicans mourn result’ (Nov. 5, p.1) were filled to the brim with quotes from students and Massachusetts residents associated with politics expressing their scorn for Obama supporters, confusion at how he could have possibly been elected and dismay for America’s future. There was no ‘other side’ presented. There were no quotes of equal ardor expressing joy and excitement for Obama. The Daily Free Press barraged readers with a flood of negativity for Obama, and did little in surrounding articles to match the fervor of negativity with support for our new president.
Also ‘-‘- the claim in ‘BU Republicans mourn result’ that the Obama campaign deserves credit for tying McCain to the Bush administration is preposterous. McCain did that to himself. He needed no help from the Democrats! He agrees with Bush on many issues, including the Iraq war, the economy, abortion, appointment of judges and health care. His record is proof no matter who interprets it, Republicans or Democrats.
In addition, there was not one photograph of Obama in the entire issue. The center spread ‘A Sea of Change’ (p.4) focused on Sen. John Kerry. He is not a ‘sea of change’ ‘-‘- he has been a senator in Massachusetts since 1985! Obviously his victory is important to Massachusetts residents, but not nearly as historical [sic] or shocking as the election of Obama. It would have been nice to see such respect given to our president.