Friday, July 18, 2008

McCNN sends the cavalry

Jack Cafferty asks, Why does Obama get more news coverage than McCain?

Jack, who's o.k. but miscast as CNN's liberal (ha!), is concerned about the narrow issue of news anchors going on foreign trips, which is a red herring. Take a look at the current CNN Political Ticker:

Here's the count:
  • McCain only: 4
  • Obama only: 2
  • both, McCain leads story: 7
  • both, Obama leads story: 1
  • other: 1, plus the summary items
Yes, there's an imbalance. Hint: It's not the conventional wisdom. Even worse, nearly all the Obama stories are on defense, parrying McCain attack, attack, attack.

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