Monday, April 18, 2005

Self-fulfilling coverage

In an irony apparently lost on their editors, the Sunday Inquirer titled an article about Seth Williams "D.A.'s rival fighting a quiet campaign". Um, if you guys would occasionally discuss him, then there'd be awareness, yes? oy.

It should be noted that this is almost entirely meta-coverage, discussing the difficulties Williams is having in getting noticed, but giving almost no space to description of how the two candidates differ or anything else (e.g., endorsements) that has happened in the last few months. In fact, there's almost more discussion of Lynne Abraham's previous opponent, who created a flurry of coverage by making outrageous accusations. Meanwhile, Williams has made such a good suggestion for reforming the DA's office that Abraham has actually said she's considering adopting it herself...


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