According to the official website of Selma, Alabama, Selma is exactly 2,000 miles from Los Angeles. But distance did not stop the Los Angeles Times from making sure you got a really good look at Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (with Bill) when they were there on Sunday. The Times trumpeted their appearance with a huge 42-square-inch, full-color photo on the top and center of today's paper (Mon. March 5, 2007). (See the front-page image here.)
But that's not all. When you turn to the continuation of the front-page article on page A11, you get three more color photos, including an absolutely humongous 60-square-inch picture that spans the entire top of the page! (See the image here. Again, there are two more color photos below the big picture. My scanner couldn't fit it all.) Oh, yeah. The article itself is 1,531 words.
The question: Will the Times deliver such adulatory, voluminous, full-color coverage of Republicans on the campaign trail anytime soon? I won't hold my breath.
Sorry if I'm sounding like a broken record, but this adds to our pile of evidence of the Times' continuing disparate coverage so far in the 2008 presidential campaign. See here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.