Here's a comment on the McCain/Obama debate from PH.
"I just want to throw this out to those who care to give their views on it.
"All Universities teach you that whoever the media favours in a US Elections tend to win the Election. One real difference however was with Ronald Reagan who managed to work around a media that was unfavourable towards him back in the 80's.
"Now could someone tell me how Obama could get such overwhelming Television, Radio and Print Media support from the most trustworthy names in news, spend $600 million compared to McCain's $80 million on the campaign trail and is leading in the polls by only 8 points. What is wrong with this picture? And please come better than the "because he's black" argument.
"I will not buy that argument because he beat Hillary, even though she melted him in every debate, the media still made him look good. So was her uphill battle a gender issue? And did the "who is who" choose the lesser of two evils to support between Hillary and Obama? Anyway, you can stick with the Obama McCain question."
"Here is an article to back up my take that the media support for Obama was substantial compared to support for McCain.
Study: Media coverage has favored Obama campaign
"Granted the Obama media blitz could hurt him and create an upset, being beaten by a good like McCain (sic) in a year when the Democrats are supposed to win. But let's hope not."