Does This Surprise ANYONE?

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Oct 22, 2008 6:00 PM
Howard Kurtz reports on the latest from the Project for Excellence in Journalism:

Media coverage of John McCain has been heavily unfavorable since the political conventions, more than three times as negative as the portrayal of Barack Obama, a new study says.

Shocker!  Kurtz insists it's because being ahead in the polls creates the condition for more favorable coverage.

Hm.  Too bad there's no way to factor in all the negative stories that could have been reported about Obama's policies, character and past (uncovered by journalists like Stanley Kurtz) -- but which the media has conveniently overlooked. 

The imbalance would be even more striking.