PEJ News Coverage Index: October 28 - November 2, 2007: Obama, Huckabee, and a Feisty Philly Face Off

  • November 08, 2007

The big news event in the presidential campaign last week was the Democrats' debate Oct. 30 in Philadelphia, an encounter in which frontrunner Hillary Clinton faced into her toughest bombardment yet from party rivals.

Calling it “strikingly different in tone” from the previous ones, The New York Times reported that Clinton came under “withering attack” on everything from her “candor” to “electability.”

Two days after the debate, NBC's “Today” show showed footage of Clinton brandishing the red boxing gloves she received at the AFSCME union endorsement while correspondent Andrea Mitchell worked over the pugilistic metaphors. “After getting punched around in Tuesday's Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton is still acting tough.”

 Read the full article Obama, Huckabee, and a Feisty Philly Face Off at the Project for Excellence in Journalism Web site.