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Results of new study on GOP race coverage revealed


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News About the News

A new study by the non-partisan Center for Media and Public Affairs looks at coverage of the Republican presidential race on the big three broadca st evening news programs and the first half hour of this program.

It found Mitt Romney was the only major candidate to receive a majority of negative evaluations.

As for the entire Republican field, CBS had the most positive portrayals of the candidates, with the most positive stories about Ron Paul.

The study found our program had the most balanced overall coverage of all of the Republican candidates with 52 percent positive versus 48 percent negative comments.

Headed to Main Street

President Obama is heading to Walt Disney World Thursday to give an economic speech that will hit home for Main Street, literally.

His bid to boost tourism will be closed to tourists.

Disney will shut down Main Street USA and some other areas of the Magic Kingdom park until after the president leaves in the afternoon.

Disney sent a memo to cast members saying the president's remarks are not open to guests and that invitations are being handled solely by the White House.

No word yet if Mickey made that guest list.

Price Fit for the Gods

Finally, Greece's culture ministry is slashing rental prices on some of the most famous landmarks, in hopes of generating some much-needed cash.

The French Press Agency reports the Acropolis can be rented by a commercial firm for as low as $2,000 a day.

Other potential rentals include Delphi and the Temple of Poseidon. Archaeologists are less than thrilled, saying the initiative is sacrilegious.