The survey says... media are biased

An item in the "Transition Notebook," Nov. 16, referred to a survey showing that President-elect Clinton and Ross Perot received more favorable coverage about the presidential debates than did President Bush. The survey shows that the press was "riddled with biased writing."

Debate viewers must have been biased as well. Polls showed that viewers thought Messrs. Clinton and Perot performed better than Mr. Bush in the debates. Bush did not come off well in the debates, substantively or politically, and it would be biased reporting for the press to pretend otherwise. Jim Naureckas, New York, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting

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