Newsweek Photo Bias: McCain vs. Barack Obama

Yesterday I blogged about photo selection bias on's front page. The subjects in comparison were Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and newly-minted Cuban dictator Raul Castro. McCain makes another unflattering photographic appearance on the Newsweek home page today, but it's Barack Obama who gets the comparatively better image. The Democratic nomination frontrunner is shown in a Getty Images photo holding a young child. The headline caption reads, "First Woman President? Obama's campaign bends gender conventions."

By contrast, McCain's is an unflattering AP photo that appears to be from an Iraq junket. The headline caption: "McCain's 100-Year War: The GOP candidate is wrong to run on 'success' in Iraq."

Photos via screen capture shown below the page break: - Media Research - Media Research Center

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is a writer living in New Carrollton, Md.