Clinton and the “Cloak of Invisibility”

How a TV critic comes to the conclusion that it’s all but over for Hillary Clinton: While Sen. Obama’s and Sen. McCain’s statements about Sen. Ted Kennedy’s condition “were replayed over and over” on TV into yesterday evening, Alessandra Stanley notes in today’s New York Times:

Mrs. Clinton’s statement, which she delivered standing before a microphone in an empty hotel conference room in Louisville, Ky., came later and was shown far less often. NBC’s evening news coverage about Mr. Kennedy’s illness showed Mr. McCain and Mr. Obama. Mrs. Clinton was not included.

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.