Christine O’Donnell, last week’s top newsmaker according to a recent study, has announced that she will not be doing any more appearances with the national media and will instead be interacting exclusively with local media in her home state of Delaware.
Appearing on Fox News’ “Hannity” Tuesday, O’Donnell told the host that the national media “became an interference” for her campaign. “Local media are my priority,” she said. (Video)
This announcement must come as a disappointment for national news outlets as they’ll have to move on without the presence of their biggest current star. According to a study by Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, O’Donnell dominated last week’s news coverage. Of all of the stories focussed on last week’s mid-term elections, the Republican Senate candidate was the central figure in 32% of them. In fact, O’Donnell appeared in almost 10% of all news stories that the study surveyed.