Obama's Entourage?

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Jul 17, 2008 3:26 PM
From the International Herald Tribune:

"Senator John McCain's trip to Iraq last spring was a low-key affair: With his ordinary retinue of reporters following him abroad, the NBC News anchor Brian Williams reported on his arrival in Baghdad from New York, with just two sentences tacked onto the "in other political news" portion of his newscast.
But when Obama heads for Iraq and other locations overseas this summer, Williams is planning to catch up with him in person, as are the other two evening news anchors, Charles Gibson of ABC and Katie Couric of CBS, who, like Williams, are far along in discussions to interview Obama on successive nights."

Update:  I just completed a conference call with Rep. Marsha Blackburn and McCain campaign spokesman Michael Goldfarb.  I asked them whether or not the media circus surrounding Obama's trip was an example of media bias -- or if it was warranted.  Goldfarb responded that it was warranted.  Essentially, he argued it was newsworthy because Obama has so little foreign policy experience -- and had traveled so little in the past.  This is my take, as well.  It will be interesting, however, to see if the McCain campaign tries to make the argument that there is, in fact, media bias involved ...