I've found it highly amusing this year to watch news media coverage of the U.S. presidential campaign, and what issues the media picks to focus on during the campaign.

It seems to me that every single execution in the state of Texas is big news now that TX Governor George W. Bush is the presumed Republican nominee for President. Why this is, though, I don't understand.

If the media has a liberal bias (which I believe they do, but that's another node), why would they choose this issue when it's clear that 70% of the U.S. population unshakably favors the death penalty? You couldn't get 70% of the U.S. population to agree that oxygen is good!

It just seems so damned counterintuitive to me.