Age of Obama , Age of McCain

No I mean their actual ages. Of course it matters who is ELECTED.

I have noticed that many news stories go out of their way to give the candidate ages.

For instance this AP story.

Ages normally are included either when the individuals are unknown or when there is a specific reason for their age to be mentioned.

In a routine story on the latest Zogby Poll it seems odd that the ages were splashed out there in the 4th and 5th paragraphs.

Amongst all the well documented media bias this is just another drip, but telling all the same.