Análisis de la cobertura de la prensa de EU al proceso electoral

Logo de Slate Por Daniel Politi para Today’s Paper de Slate Magazine

Extracto por Observatorio de Medios: La problemática económica es lo que hoy centra la atención de los diarios en EU, disminuyendo considerablemente la cobertura sobre el proceso electoral.  De lo más destacado:

El análisis de Los Angeles Times sobre la forma en que el factor racial puede influir de manera negativa en las elecciones. El anuncio del alcalde de Nueva York, Michel Bloomberg, de que no será candidato para la presidencia de EU, dejando abierta la posibilidad de que brinde su apoyo  a una fórmula “que le convenza”.

The LAT fronts a look at how even though Sen. Barack Obama mostly tries to keep his race in the background, “serial public apologies-largely by Democrats-show just how sensitive race remains,” and it’s unclear how the issue of Obama’s race and background would play in a general election.

His opponents could benefit by appealing to prejudice, but that could also result in more people being turned off by that kind of message and turning to Obama. While Sen. John McCain has pledged to conduct a “respectful debate,” he might have to worry about his supporters. Some of that has already been evident in the past few days, from the radio host who repeatedly mentioned Obama’s middle name to the press release sent out by the Tennessee Republican Party that included the infamous picture of Obama in a traditional Somalian outfit and accused him of being surrounded by anti-Semites.

In an op-ed piece in the NYT, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg finally makes it official that he’s not planning on running for the White House. “I am hopeful that the current campaigns can rise to the challenge by offering truly independent leadership,” Bloomberg writes. But even though he’s not running for the presidency, “the race is too important to sit on the sidelines,” so if one candidate “takes an independent, nonpartisan approach … I’ll join others in helping that candidate win the White House.”

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