Democrats Enjoy More Positive Media Coverage than McCain

Despite the idea that the media fawned over Obama, coverage of him and Clinton was equally positive.

Sen. Hillary Clinton, played by Amy Poehler, is interrogated by "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" actor Vincent D'Onofrio during a parody of the Democratic Debate on "Saturday Night Live" March 1, 2008. Sen Barack Obama is played by Fred Armisen. Brian Williams is played by Will Forte. Tim Russert is played by Darrell Hammond.

Sen. Hillary Clinton, played by Amy Poehler, is interrogated by "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" actor Vincent D'Onofrio during a parody of the Democratic Debate on "Saturday Night Live."

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Now looking toward the summer and to a likely McCain-Obama matchup, McCain will continue to have to fight the battle over his conservatism. And Obama, who can no longer rely solely on the rhetoric of hope and change, will have to learn to better control his message so it doesn't get drowned out by more negative themes.