Must Read Blog entry over at TPM/Horses's mouth
There used to be XFL Football league player who used the name "He Hate Me" on his jerseys. I always took that to be a reference to "The man." Maybe Edwards can find some of that guy's old jersey's to wear. Because ye old corporate-owned media--The Man when it comes to big penetration media coverage--wants him gone. Just whining you say?
The Project for Excellence in Journalism has released its latest campaign coverage index for January 6-11, a study that does its damdest to try to quantify which political figures are sucking up the most media oxygen and why.
Edwards only got 7% of political coverage during that time period days -- less than one-fifth of what Hillary got, and less than one-forth of that accorded to Obama.
As Greg Sargent notes
Edwards even got less attention than Mike Huckabee, even though he, like Edwards, finished third in the New Hampshire primary.
Here is the real point
For literally the past year we've been hearing justifications for the fact that Edwards, despite being competitive in Iowa polls, didn't get the attention that his Dem rivals got -- he didn't raise as much money; his candidacy isn't as historic as theirs; etc., etc. Indeed, the virtual media blackout of Edwards got so glaringly obvious that even New York Times public editor Clark Hoyt urged his paper to give Edwards more attention back in November. At a certain point we should just acknowledge that Edwards basically got screwed and that this shouldn't have happened to the extent that it did.
Remember There is only one Democrat who beats all republicans
Because we KNOW which side He is on. The question is which side are YOU on
Whether its your Parent's Pete Seeger Version
Or the Drop Kick Murphy's doing it Now
We need to keep showing we are on his side
Time For each of us JRE supporters who haven't recently to do something good again like:
Give money Friday the 18th
And help in South Carolina
Or write that JRE Letter to the Editor in your home town
He's fighting for us, Fight for him against the blackout.