Monday, July 12, 2004

Star Coverage Notes

It began to occur to me that whenever I read the Indy Star's coverage of the gubernatorial race, IUPUI prof Bill Blomquist is quoted. In fact, it occurred to me that Blomquist is getting more ink than LP candidate Kenn Gividen, so I checked it out.

Sure enough, in the past seven days, Gividen's name appears five time, as does Blomquist's. But the prof is quoted in every article, while the candidate was not quoted at all.

Today's article by John Strauss is about the key role of the southern part of the state. Two curiousities:

1. No mention of Gividen in the article, despite his being the only candidate who resides in the southern part of the state.

2. The Star polled likely voters and found that 34% support the GOP's Daniels, and 33% support the incumbent Kernan. Hmm... What about the other 33%? Are those Gividen supporters or undecideds? No word, but either way, that's the story. 33% is huge.

Oh, and of course, Blomquist was quoted.

No comments: