We understand that in recent days the media narrative has been set that the dynamics of the White House race have shifted dramatically. And that's why the WSJ hyped its recent poll findings on A1 with headline, "McCain Closes Gap on Obama In Poll as Conventions Loom." (According to WSJ survey, Obama's lead has shrunk from 6 to 3 points.)
But we'd sure like to know the last time the Journal published an above-the-fold, front-page article when poll results shifted by just three points.
From Fallows' self-proclaimed role at The Atlantic as presidential debate expert.
Surveys show that for Americans, the economy right now is the most important news event of the day. So how come the press gives it so little attention? NPR examines.
Greg Mitchell at E&P thinks so.
At Human Events, because Cafferty noted McCain voted to invade Iraq and then he hcriticized Russia for invading Georgia.
Gawker examines this week's press phenomena.
Scarecrow at FDL lays out the case.
Jay Rosen takes Mother Jones to task for hyping its latest feature which askes, "Is Barack Obama exaggerating when he compares his campaign to the great progressive moments in US history?"
But, Rosen points out, Obama has never made that comparison, and Mother Jones provides no proof to suggest otherwise. Dan Kennedy also raises doubts about the mag's premise.
Carol Felsenthal at Huffington Post ponders Drudge's refusal to modernize his site.