Sunday, September 7, 2008

McCain/Obama coverage: an even hand

Eight weeks and two days until Election Day.

Sixteen e-mails since midnight from Obama supporters.

Fourteen e-mails in the same 11 hours from McCain supporters.

So who's counting?

Coverage of the bid for president (and, increasingly, vice president) will undoubtedly continue to warrant front-page headlines many days in these next weeks. And the Herald will continue to strive for fair balance as John McCain and Barack Obama head toward the finish line. We don't exactly count the headlines, but we do want even-handed coverage, as I wrote in my column today.

But my mailbox is way too full for a Sunday morning. A bench by the beach without a Blackberry sounds like the way to go.


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