McCain_7.22.jpgThe Manchester Union Leader’s Scott Brooks writes about the “stark contrast” between the coverage of John McCain, campaigning in New Hampshire today, and Barack Obama, campaigning, meeting with foreign leaders, and speaking to network anchors, in the Middle East and Europe.

In Manchester last night, there was just one reporter and one photographer waiting for McCain as his plane — a white, blue and gold Boeing 737-400 emblazoned with his campaign slogan, “Reform, Prosperity, Peace” — touched down on the Wiggins Airways tarmac.

For what it’s worth, all three cable networks aired some of McCain’s town hall meeting today in Rochester, NH. Of the three news channels, MSNBC aired the most of McCain, from 12:21-12:35pmET; FNC aired it from 12:17-12:27 and CNN took the McCain town hall from 12:22-12:26. All three aired this morning’s Barack Obama news conference in Jordan.