The Wright Stuff for Political

By Chris Ariens 

No surprise to you TVNewsers, but Sen. Barack Obama‘s ties to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright dominated news coverage last week. The PEJ’s campaign coverage index found the Obama/Wright relationship was the focus of 37% of the week’s campaign stories.

As a result, Obama received his highest level of coverage this year, appearing as a significant or dominant factor in 72% of the campaign stories. Sen. Hillary Clinton trailed far behind with 30%.

Election coverage overall filled 39% of the newshole last week, up 12 points from the previous week. Cable dedicated 73% of its airtime to the campaign.