While the art market goes pop, pop art iterations of the Obama Poster keep going. Mad Magazine's November cover is the latest graphic representation. Obama was named by AdAge as marketer of the year but the poster was by Shepard Fairey.
According to Editor and Publisher, the Obama-Biden ticket has 231 daily newspaper endorsements (reaching a circulation of 21 million), compared to 102 endorsements for the McCain-Palin ticket (7 million total circulation). College papers back Obama 63 - 1. Poynter has a blurb that news organizations have paid $9.6m to travel w/ Obama and $4.4m to travel w/ McCain.
The Webby Award's Top Ten Most Influential Political Web Moments.
McCain will appear tonight on Saturday Night Live. Why not Obama??? Newsweek's David Bauder writes about McCain getting slammed on late-night tv.
This week on Wednesday, an Obama appearance the night of his infomercial (that reached 33 million viewers) pushes Jon Stewart's Comedy Central Daily Show to its biggest ever audience. The previous record was October 8 when Michelle Obama appeared. The same night Obama appeared on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report also had its most-watched episode ever, 2.4 million visitors. Stephen Colbert mocked Sen. McCain's campaign calling it a "flaming bag of dog poo, dropped on America's doorstep," and saying he endorses Obama but will vote for McCain.
Meanwhile, back on the runway, two right-wing papers, The Washington Times and the New York Post, along with the Dallas Morning News, lost their seats on the Obama plane. All three endorsed McCain.
For voters, the political is psychological, about ideological preferences, with liberals valuing new experiences and flexibility while conservatives favor stability and tradition.
Balanced news coverage on candidates? Let's see how the media plays it: journalism.org's study on how different media have covered the general election show that MSNBC is less fair and balanced that in most other news outlets in showcasing Obama better and McCain worse. On the Fox News Channel, the coverage of the presidential candidates is something of a mirror image of that seen on MSNBC. CNN's coverage was more in the middle.
McCain has been positioned in a substantially negative light according to a new study of how the press has reported the 2008 campaign. Nearly six in ten of the stories studied were decidedly negative in nature on McCain (57%), while fewer than two in ten (14%) were positive. 39% of Palin stories carried a negative tone, while 28% were positive, and 33% were neutral. Biden has been nearly the invisible man.