Thursday's Republican debate, hosted by MSNBC and was biased against Republican front runner Rudy Giuliani. A count of the words each candidate spoke indicates that Romney was given 50% more air time and McCain 25% more than Giuliani was permitted.

Romney spoke 2300 words to McCain's 2030 and Giuliani's 1603. When the airtime is as heavily skewed in favor of the 2nd and 3rd place candidates against the front runner, one is entitled to ask why. With more than a third of Republicans backing Giuliani and interested in what he has to say, what journalistic justification is there for giving him less face time than his two leading rivals?

The Democratic Party has been concentrating its fire on Rudy for months now and this effort by two Democratic news organs to short change Giuliani is part of the process of trying to defeat the only Republican who can win in November.