In today's Herald, making the not-unfamiliar argument that the media is in the tank for Barack Obama, Michael Graham cites some numbers from a recent campaign-coverage study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism:
At the risk of violating union rules, allow me to do a bit of
reporting: A new study by the Pew Research Center found that, while 71
percent of Obama’s recent media coverage has been “positive” or
“neutral,” almost 60 percent of McCain’s coverage over the same period
has been “decidedly negative.
Today on Salon, Gary Kamiya makes a convincing connection between John McCain's new win-at-all-costs strategy and the approach Barry Goldwater used during the final days of his '64 run against Lyndon Johnson:
In fall 1964, Barry Goldwater was tanking in the polls, hammered by the media and by his Democratic opponent, Lyndon Johnson, as a radical who might start a nuclear war and would threaten cherished social programs like Social Security.