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Expert: Media coverage has been "probably not fair" to McCain

The director of the non-partisan Project for Excellence in Journalism, Tom Rosenstiel, told AP today that

Sure, there are some weeks Obama’s going to make more news, said Tom Rosenstiel, the project’s director.

But every week?

“No matter how understandable it is given the newness of the candidate and the historical nature of Obama’s candidacy, in the end it’s probably not fair to McCain,”

AP media critic David Bauder admitted that “The news media have devoted significantly more attention to the Democrat since Hillary Rodham Clinton suspended her campaign and left a two-person contest for the presidency between Obama and Republican John McCain.”

Similarly, CNN Reliable Sources’ host Howard Kurtz was of the opinion today that Obama is being treated as if he were already President. These two highly recommended stories can be read here, respectively:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080720/apentv/apontvobamas_triphttp://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2008/07/20/kurtz-media-covering-obama-if-he-were-already-president