The campaign-obsessed press never saw Wall Street's calamity coming

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Fact: Between June and mid-September, 23 percent of American news consumers told pollsters that the economy was the story they followed closely each week.

Fact. Between June and mid-September, the mainstream media set aside just five percent of their news coverage for the economy; 31 percent for the campaign.

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