Thursday, January 17, 2008

Edward reminds media there is more than two candidates...

This was really nice to read, Edwards takes aim at media:

WASHINGTON (CNN) — John Edwards' campaign is launching a full-on assault on the media for what they claim is inadequate and unfair press coverage of the former North Carolina senator's presidential bid.

"For the better part of a year the media has focused on two celebrity candidates,” Edwards Communications Director Chris Kofinis said Thursday. “And they continue to act as if there were only two candidates in the race, even after John Edwards beat Senator Clinton in Iowa and poll after poll show competitive races in Nevada, South Carolina and other key states."

On Thursday, the campaign went live with a Web site that sites several recent news headlines that only include Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. It also includes recent statistics from the Project for Excellence in Journalism that indicate that from January 6-11, Edwards received just a fraction of the news coverage allotted to his two rivals.


Also in the Washington Post.

What about John Edwards?

3 comments:

Roland Hansen said...

The Edwards campaign is absolutely correct.
It is all too common for the traditional media, i.e. "the press", to cover only the candidates for whom the "Press" or "Third Estate" deires to provide coverage, whether it be at the national, state, or local level.
Consequently, it is the traditional media that sets the agenda for what the public speaks about. AND THAT IS A SHAME AND A SHAM!

Jake said...

Russ Feingold on Edwards at Acropolis Review

http://acropolisreview.com/2008/01/john-edwards-for-president_18.html

kberly said...

I agree with what the Edward's campaign has to offer. He was the only one sounding presidental during south carolina's debate. Anyone who wants more information regarding Edward's should check out www.campaigncircus.com as it has really great videos, and the site is so easy to navigate.