Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Oprahfied Third Rail of Politics is the Fourth Estate

The mainstream media both electrifies and electrocutes campaigns. WaPo is one of the final few covering John Edwards:
An ongoing study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism placed Edwards a distant sixth among Democratic and Republican candidates in volume of campaign coverage last week; the former senator from North Carolina was a main newsmaker or significant presence in just 6 percent of campaign stories. Obama and Clinton? Almost five times the amount of coverage.

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