“the media in general, not just the networks, are — seem to me to be covering Obama as if he were already president.”
Definitely not surprising, and seeing that between McCain and Obama, there is only candidate actually running .....
Stop it! Just stop it and grow up. Sheesh!
How the hell can McCain -- or anyone else -- get a message out when the media simply is not covering him. When even a liberal reporter like Howard Kurtz gets it, it's long past time for conservatives to stop doing Obama's dirty work for him.
From the posted article, Howard Kurtz concludes:
When you have one candidate whose trip is covered by the three anchors, and the other candidate, whose foreign travels are barely covered; when you have one candidate who gets twice as much airtime on the network evening newscasts since early June, since the Democratic contest was over...when you have one candidate, Barack Obama, on the cover of "Rolling Stone" with his wife on "US Weekly," with his family on "Access Hollywood;" and when you have one candidate, Barack Obama, getting more than twice as many covers, "TIME" and "Newsweek," then John McCain -- and just look at some. We pulled out some "Newsweek" covers here.
Look. Obama. Obama. Obama.
At that point, there is clearly an imbalance. The sheer volume becomes an imbalance. And I think that we have inadvertently or otherwise put our thumb on the scale and there could be a big backlash against news organizations if this trend continues.
McCain IS campaigning. He's trying hard, with fewer resources, a smaller staff, and a mainstream media so in the tank for his opponent that they are already treating Obama as if he is the current president.
It's time for us to get off our collective whiny asses and start doing whatever we can to ensure that Obama never becomes president. We need to help McCain get his message out.