Never has a love affair with a politician lasted longer than with the press and the mentholatum scent of John McCain, so in the least surprising story ever…
At the top of the list was a senator who has frequently been called a “media darling” ever since his first presidential run 12 years ago – Arizona’s John McCain.
McCain, who does not hold a GOP leadership position, was mentioned in 1,958 news stories during the first 182 days of the year – or an average of 10.8 stories per day.
No other senator from either party received even half this amount of attention.
Tune in this Sunday to “Meet the Press” to see John McCain discuss this issue.
But this fact hides yet another disturbing and discernible trend of news coverage in general:
All told, the GOP senators were mentioned in 5,894 stories compared to just 2,672 for the Democrats, or 121 percent more stories.
More than twice as much — even though they are in the minority.
If the GOP wins back the Senate we may not even have confirmation a single Democrat serves in the Senate if David Gregory has his way.