The November 2008 issue of Scientific American (http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=media-bias-presidential-election) reports that:
"Despite popular accounts, researchers found that Barack Obama got more negative press coverage than John McCain did in the early summer."
Hmmm . . . news flash. Conservatives are always whining about media bias while steadily dishing it out.
Read the full story by Vivian B. Martin - Media Bias: Going beyond Fair and Balanced