Deborah Howell, the Washington Post’s
ombudsman ombudswoman ombudsperson writes:
Democrat Barack Obama has had about a 3 to 1 advantage over Republican John McCain in Post Page 1 stories since Obama became his party’s presumptive nominee June 4. Obama has generated a lot of news by being the first African American nominee, and he is less well known than McCain — and therefore there’s more to report on. But the disparity is so wide that it doesn’t look good.
And if 2000 and 2004 are any indication–and they are–it’s not like the media will do anything about it, of course.