I was reading this article by Nicholas Kristoff on NYTimes.com in which he talks about the fact that Martha Stewart received more coverage than Darfur on CBS news in 1994:
"What initially aroused my ire was that CBS Evening News offered 3 minutes of coverage of Darfur in the course of all of 2004, while the three broadcast networks collectively offered 130 minutes that year about Martha Stewart. I was scolding the Bush administration for not doing more about Darfur, but I gradually realized that my own beloved profession was doing an even worse job than the White House."
I wanted to see how the New York Times compared, so I made this quick graph of the occurences of the terms over a period of time from 2004 to 2009. 2004 is hilighted with the grey bar.
You can see quite clearly that Martha Stewart was mentioned more frequently by the NYT than was Darfur during this period.