PEJ News Coverage Index: November 11 - 16, 2007, Gotcha and Mini-Scandals Fuel the Year's Biggest Campaign Week

  • November 19, 2007
  • By Paul Hitlin, Tricia Sartor, and Tom Rosenstiel

ABC's Good Morning America opened its show on November 16 with the previous night's Democratic debate.

“Hillary Clinton announces she's ready to return the fire,” Diane Sawyer proclaimed. The clips that followed showed Clinton declaring, “This pants suit, it's asbestos tonight.”

That same day, the CBS Evening News reported on a different aspect of the campaign—accusations of push-polling in New Hampshire. Allegedly, phone calls had been made to potential voters that first stated positive qualities of John McCain, but then asked voters if they knew Mitt Romney was Mormon. Both Romney and McCain condemned the apparent attacks on Romney's religion.

Read the full article Gotcha and Mini-Scandals Fuel the Year's Biggest Campaign Week on the Project for Excellence in Journalism Web site.