Last week, the Beachwood Reporter referred to one of our local papers as the Chicago Obama-Times for its all-Obama all the time coverage. (As case in point, on Monday, it posted mp3s of his two MLK Day speeches.) In the aftermath of the big pre-announcement, I decided to check the Beachwood’s assertion. According to Google News, the Sun Times has mentioned Obama 93 times so far this year. By comparison, President Bush has been mentioned 162 times and Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher 40 times.
Notably, the story counts from the Sun Times internal search engine differ from those supplied by Google. According to the Sun Times, it has run 40 stories mentioning Obama, 53 on “Bush” and 5 on “Urlacher.” Why the discrepancies– and whose count do you trust more, the Sun Times’ or Google‘s?