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How the South Carolina media treated Mark Sanford

The Fix is a big fan of the Newseum. (It's a whole museum dedicated to news!) And, one of the best things the Newseum does is post frontpages from papers around the country every day.

It's a great way to seen how national stories are playing in key states and regions and to see how local papers are treating local stories with national reach. It's also a drastically under-appreciated journalistic resource.

No longer! Starting today, the Fix will occasionally feature a handful of Newseum frontpages that tell a story you need to see. We kick off our "Ripped from the Headlines" feature with how newspapers in South Carolina handled former Rep. Mark Sanford's strong showing in the state's 1st district special election primary on Tuesday.

* Here's the Island Packet -- which went with a dual frontpage picture featuring Sanford and Democratic nominee Elizabeth Colbert Busch.

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* The Charleston Post-Courier went full Sanford.

* The State, which is based in the state capitol of Columbia, relegated the 1st district race to the right rail -- with a tiny picture! (There WAS a Trader Joe's opening in Columbia, after all.)

Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.



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