This Week’s “Reliable Sources”


    HOWARD KURTZ, HOST (voice over): McCain’s magical media tour. As John McCain touts his military background, are journalists firing blanks at the Republican nominee?

    From morning shows to cable shows to late night shows, is he getting a softer ride than Hillary Clinton, dogged by stories about her husband’s feud with Bill Richardson?

    And Barack Obama, the butt of jokes about his bowling prowess.

    YouTube rules in this campaign. A young blogger explains why.

    And will cable ratings fall back to earth once the political season ends?

    Fade to black. Newspapers are dumping their movie critics, but some are finding second acts online.

    Plus, the Newseum makes its glittering debut. Does it go too far in glorifying the press?

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