This is really a GQ, but since there is a political connotation I figured I might as well start out where it will end up. (I guess it also allows me to be a bit freer with adjectives.)
We’re all familiar with one of the basic canards of the FOX/Rush/Republican marketing strategies of decrying and marginalizing the non-party affiliated media. Earlier on, one of the statistics that was trotted out was how much more coverage Obama received pre-convention than McCain did. While most of this is easily attributable to the Primary battle between him and Clinton, statistical counts and so-called analysis was bandied about for a short while.
While there is a good deal of negative press about Palin in general (Couric interview, etc.), and stories about Palin-related themes (e.g., Troopergate), there seems to be an inordinate amount of basic, plain Palin coverage (e.g., where she is speaking, what attacks she’s saying, what attacks she’s making).
Is it confirmation bias on my part that I just realized that I have heard nary a peep about where Biden has been all this time? Yes, there have been a story or mention here or there, but nothing compared to what I subjectively perceive as a huge amount of Palin news.
I’m certainly not going down the same ridiculous road as to claim that this proves a pro-Republican bias in the media, but I am curious if there are any metrics out there regarding coverage. (Though since we’re in GD, opine away if you feel like it!)