Where's the Beef?
Friday, February 20, 2004
It has become almost trite to observe that TV coverage of election campaigns obsesses on the horserace, to the exclusion of the underlying issues. But a new study by mediachannel.org quantifies the substance gap. MediaChannel concluded that in January, the big three news networks devoted less than 5% of their campaign coverage to the five issues voters say matter most. MediaChannel Executive Director Timothy Karr joins Bob to discuss the study.