Thursday, January 17, 2008

Why a Good Media Consultant Is Critical

SmileyCentral.comCarrie sends this from, showing, I believe, how the media shapes our expectations simply by covering one candidate more than another.
Meanwhile, the meaning of third place was also fungible last week. Mike Huckabee, a distant third in the GOP race, got sizably more media attention than did John Edwards among the Democrats.

And New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who is not running, got nearly as much coverage for showing up at a conference in Oklahoma as Rudolph Giuliani did for finishing fourth among Republicans.
We'll see whether the recession takes over as the number-one news story in the next few weeks.

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