Cover Story | John McCain's 18-point victory in the New Hampshire GOP primary put
the media into high gear, with Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News &
World Report all placing the Arizona senator on their cover.
Newsweek's Jonathan Alter declared the obvious: Mr. McCain was
drawing "the most positive press coverage of any Republican
presidential contender since Dwight Eisenhower." A dramatic win can
lead to dramatic coverage, but the media's recent
pedal-to-the-metal promotion is just the latest swoon in