LA Times Still Has The Love For Obama
Sen. Barack Obama visited Los Angeles yesterday (Tuesday, February 20, 2007), and the Los Angeles Times wanted to make sure that everyone knew about it. Check out the huge, 38-square-inch, full-color, awash-in-red-white-and-blue, front-page photo on the cover of the Times today. (See it here; btw, I had to reduce the size to fit the page.) Good grief! Oh, yeah. There is yet another flattering photo of Obama inside on page A12; the black-and-white photo of the senator surrounded by fans is very generous as well, covering a large 35 square inches.
One simple question: Can you imagine the Times giving such a fawning, glowing treatment to a McCain, Giuliani, Romney, or Brownback? I didn't think so.
On the flip side, here's a shocker. The Times actually published a less-than-flattering article on Obama earlier this week. It was called, "Obama memoir left out credits for activism, critics say." But - wouldn't you know - the Times printed it on a holiday (Presidents' Day), when a lot of folks have the day off and don't get their regular look at the paper. Yup.