Saturday, February 21, 2004


I was looking at the front page of the New York Times today and it seems to me like they are really trying to push Edwards at this point. Even though yesterday was when Kerry recieved the AFL-CIO endorsement, which was probably the biggest thing to happen politically that day, that story was not mentioned at all on the front page. Instead, the Times ran about Edwards campaigning in New York. Not only that, but it ran an enormous picture of John Edwards, surrounded by dozens of reporters who are all focused on him. I can't really guess at the Times' motives here, but I'd like to speculate that this its coverage was not driven so much by an anti-Kerry bias, but a desire to talk about something new. Since Iowa, Kerry has been the political story for nearly a month and I suspect that the press is looking for a new narrative. By puffing Kerry, the Media also make the primaries more of a story, which is also good for them.


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