Well, apparently it happens in Indiana's 9th Congressional District:
After I recently published a post about Eric getting similar coverage in the local newspapers, I wrote the Daniel Suddeath (the author), complimenting him on his even-handed treatment of all three candidates.
His response was informative:
Our editors insist we provide equal coverage, which is what we should do. Dr. Schansberg is a great guy and has some good things to say.
Maybe, just maybe, there is change in the wind.