Monday, August 18, 2008

Looking forward to my Democratic Blog Pals Saying..

There is nothing to see here..

From the Ombudsman of the Washington Post.
Democrat Barack Obama has had about a 3 to 1 advantage over Republican John McCain in Post Page 1 stories since Obama became his party's presumptive nominee June 4. Obama has generated a lot of news by being the first African American nominee, and he is less well known than McCain -- and therefore there's more to report on. But the disparity is so wide that it doesn't look good.

This dovetails with Obama's dominance in photos, which I pointed out two weeks ago. At that time, it was 122 for Obama and 78 for McCain. Two weeks later, it's 143 to 100, almost the same gap, because editors have run almost the same number of photos -- 21 of Obama and 22 of McCain -- since they realized the disparity. McCain is almost even with Obama in Page 1 photos -- 10 to 9

Yes I am sure this isn't a sign of media bias or anything...

1 comment:

So-Called Austin Mayor said...

Sure it's a sign of media bias -- the media's unwillingness to explore McCain's Bush-ward shift for the last six years and his inability to keep his own biographical anecdotes straight.

I'm not so sure that more media coverage would be a good thing for your candidate.

so-called "Austin Mayor"