McCain and the media

I've been meaning to do a post on the media's excessive love for McCain for a while, but I just came across this great post (thanks to Ezra Klein), that really sums it all up amazingly succinctly:

Do you think if Barack Obama had left his seriously ill wife after having had multiple affairs, had been a member of the “Keating Five,”
had had a relationship with a much younger lobbyist that his staff felt
the need to try and block, had intervened on behalf of the client of
said young lobbyist with a federal agency, had denounced then embraced
Jerry Falwell, had denounced then embraced the Bush tax cuts, had
confused Shiite with Sunni, had confused Al Qaeda in Iraq with the
Mahdi Army, had actively sought the endorsement and appeared on stage
with a man who denounced the Catholic Church as a whore, and stated
that he knew next to nothing about economics — do you think it's possible that Obama would have been treated differently by the media than John McCain has been?  Possible?

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

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