Combative Clinton Gets Media to Cover Itself
by Mark Jurkowitz, Associate Director, Project for Excellence in Journalism If Hillary Clinton last week wanted to work the refs — or argue with the press to generate more skeptical coverage of Barack Obama and maybe change the subject from her own problems — the evidence suggests it worked. One of the more memorable moments […]
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Clinton and Obama Lead Pack Again in Tight Battle for Media Attention
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