If you haven’t noticed what a recent Project for Excellence in Journalism report found, you haven’t been paying attention. Over the last six weeks or so, media coverage of Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) has been 36 percent positive, 35 percent neutral/mixed, and 29 percent negative. During the same period, media coverage of Senator John McCain (R-AZ) was 15 percent positive, 28 percent neutral/mixed, and an incredible 57 percent negative.

I have no problem with people in the media liking Obama, nor do I have any problem with inevitable media bias, but I wish the ‘MSM’ would at least try to have a semblance of journalistic integrity and balance. Their love affair with Obama would be comical in a vacuum, but the media plays a big part of forming many peoples’ opinions of these candidates. Thus, the media has a responsibility—morally, not legally—to portray both candidates dispassionately and as fairly as possible.

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.