Democrats Division Unites Media
The week of the Pennsylvania primary ended with the prospect of a longer, tougher contest and with the volatile issue of race again occupying a prominent place in the media narrative.
Debatable Campaign Coverage
Last week, a major part of the media narrative about the 2008 campaign involved the media themselves — specifically ABC’s moderators for the April 16 debate in Philadelphia.
McCain Doesn’t Get Most Exposure, But Can’t Be “Bitter” About Media
Renewed attention to Iraq benefited the GOP candidate, while Democrats seemed caught up in a game of gaffe ping-pong, with the media eagerly keeping score.
Clinton Punches, Obama Bowls, McCain Reminisces
Obama attracted the most coverage, McCain’s bio tour earned him headlines, but Clinton generated the clearest story line with her “Rocky” reference.
Clinton’s Turn in Bad News is Big News
In recent campaign media narratives, bad news is big news. Hillary Clinton’s oft-repeated story about encountering sniper fire in Bosnia made her last week’s top newsmaker.
Talk Show Hosts Agree Obama Speech Was Boffo Theater but Some See the Script as Unconvincing
The usually fractious fraternity of talking heads agreed on one thing — Obama’s ability to put words together. They were less unanimous about the content.
Why News of Iraq Didn’t Surge
In the history of the Iraq conflict, May 24, 2007 may not go down as a red letter date; but it marked a turning point in media coverage of the third-longest war in U.S. history.
A Complex Speech Challenges the Media
For an entire week, political prognosticators and pundits grappled to come to grips with Barack Obama’s sophisticated and mulitlayered address on race relations
Racial Tensions Roil Democrats’ Media Narrative
Maybe the good news for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama last week was that the problems of another Democrat — Eliot Spitzer — generated almost as much media attention as they did.
Clinton Gets Media to Turn Back the Clock
In a strong week for Hillary, the narrative turned on questions about Obama’s toughness.