Democrat Barack Obama has had about a 3 to 1 advantage over Republican John McCain in Post Page 1 stories since Obama became his party's presumptive nominee June 4. Obama has generated a lot of news by being the first African American nominee, and he is less well known than McCain -- and therefore there's more to report on. But the disparity is so wide that it doesn't look good.
Translation: There is an acceptable level of disparity due to the novelty of Obama's successful campaign thus far, but it can be (and has been) carried way too far.
It's easy to like a guy that can address a stadium full of people in an eloquent fashion. Doing so, generates real news. No argument here. But, when every story seems to show one candidacy as some kind of catharsis that stands to heal the world of everything Bush has created and the other as some old outdated, antiquated, obsolete person that stands for everything the President stands for; we not only have a disparity in news coverage, we have a distinct discrepancy.