While explaining his newspaper's coverage of the John Edwards affair story, Raleigh's News & Observer editor John Drescher noted, "We've had a poor relationship with Edwards and his top staffers for years. Among other things, they were unhappy about our stories about his new house outside Chapel Hill, his expensive haircuts and his change in political philosophy from one presidential campaign to another."
Hmm, why would Edwards and his aides have been unhappy with the News & Observer's haircut coverage? Hint: It's because the paper returned to the topic 49 times in the last 15 months, according to Nexis.
It doesn't know how to analyze it's own poll data, claims Bill Scher at OurFuture.org.
Says SF's BeyondChron.org.
Slight push detected on Capitol Hill for a federal shield law in the wake of FBI agents collecting reporters' phone records.
AmericaBlog poses the question.
Nightline's exclusive with Edwards Friday night produced no ratings gain for the news program.
Today's example: Howard Kurtz. The Daily Howler details the absurdities when Kurtz puts a McCain spot under the microscope.
Karl Rove appears on Face the Nation and slights Obama by claiming he'll make his VP choice based on political calculations, not the person's readiness for the job, and cbsnews.com treats that as a breaking news story? What's next, banner CBS headlines about how Rove thinks McCain is more authentic than Obama?
Jesse Taylor at Pandagon marvels at how everythng seems to be going John McCain's way, according to the press. (And specifically, according to today's Politico.) Not bad for the guy who's behind in the polls.
Times media columnist David Carr fawns over Times media writer Brian Stelter's Olympics work.