But that didn’t stop the media from keeping the lasers trained on Obama and McCain during the week of 10/20/08-10-26-08, according to the latest charts from the Project for Excellence in Journalism.
As usual cable led the charge, giving the presidential election 79% of its attention, but there was enough focus elsewhere in the media to send the story over the halfway mark with 52%.
A little bit of attention went down ticket, but we’re only talking 2%, which was tied for third place. The financial crisis was still oni most minds, and it took 20% of the newshole. Four Iraq/Afghanistan/terrorism topics combined for 5%.
|2008 congressional campaign||2%||4%||x||1%||2%||<1%|
|Events in Iraq||2%||x||4%||x||x||1%|
|Baseball playoffs/World Series||1%||2%||3%||1%||x||1%|
|US auto industry||x||x||x||1%||x||<1%|
|US airline industry||x||x||x||<1%||x||<1%|
|Talk show host wars||x||x||x||x||1%||x|
|Ted Stevens scandal||x||x||x||x||1%||1%|
Source: Project for Excellence in Journalism