Several Members of the Pacific Green Party, as well as members of the Constitution party, the Socialist party, and the Libertarian party were all snubbed by the Oregonian during their annual candidate endorsements recently.
It's not that most third party candidates expected to be endorsed by the corporate media, but certainly they expected to "at least" be interviewed for their positions on the issues. The Oregonian doesn't even bother to pretend that they are fair and complete in their endorsement process.
Oregonian Associate editor Rick Attig responded to my complaint that I was not even interviewed despite the fact that I made it very easy for the Oregonian do to so. He basically said that there are far to many candidates and to few resources to interview all the candidates and that they try to focus on Democrats and Republicans, who he claimed are the most likely to win.
If the Oregonian does not have the resources to at least do the basic investigatory ground work or a cursory interview of all the candidates in a given race, why endorse anyone at all? They should just issue a statement every year that says "The Oregonian only supports the duopoly, all third party candidates need not apply!"