Much as Campbell Brown was worried about Palin’s rights as a woman to be eviscerated by the media, she needs to start now a telethon for Joe Biden.


(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – It might be surprising to some to learn that Sarah Palin is now talking to her national press corps more often than Joe Biden.

While the once silent Palin has taken questions from reporters that travel with her three times in the last week, Biden has not offered the same type of access to reporters who cover his every move on the campaign trail in almost two months.

As for comments that Biden made last weekend in Seattle about Obama facing an “international, generated crisis” in his first six months, Biden has said nothing more on the matter.

CBS kept count:

And to belatedly answer Biden’s question, it has been 55 days since he held a press conference. He has held two since being named Obama’s running mate.

Biden has also not taken questions from voters in a town hall style setting since Sept. 10 in Nashua, New Hampshire, when he told a supporter that Hillary Clinton might have been a better pick for vice president.

so now he is self censoring himself

He told Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show” that it was the reason he stays mum when greeting voters, hoping to avoid making comments that might be publicized and used against Obama.

“Look, I’ve made many a gaffe in my life, and I suspect I’ll make a whole lot more,” he told Leno. “But you do worry. You know, I was on a rope…you go down what they call a rope line. You make a speech; there’s four, five, six thousand people, and they line up and you shake hands. And everybody has, not everybody, a lot of people have cameras, and they have these little video phones…so I learned to just go, ‘Mm, mm, mm, mm.’ Walk down the line. I don’t say anything anymore.”

In the Washington Post commentary on the laste media study they say

But McCain’s running mate remains a media magnet, drawing three times as much coverage as the Democrats’ VP nominee, Joe Biden. He was “nearly the invisible man,” the group says, and his coverage was far more negative than Palin’s. That may be because Biden tends to make news primarily when he commits gaffes.

Or, it may be that th media goes out of their way to avoid covering his gaffes

Again the media showed their incredible bias by giving scattered coverage of Biden’s statements.

There were a few exceptions. On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski flipped incredulously through the papers, expressing shock at the lack of coverage of Biden’s remarks. Guest Dan Rather admitted that if Palin had said it, the media would be going nuts.