http://gawker.com/5947910/yes-mitt-romn ... -the-press
A few choice quotes, to summarize:
Many of the reporters, producers, and editors managing coverage of the political campaign may be culturally or politically liberal, but their first allegiance isn't to the Revolution. It's to the Story. And the Story So Far of this campaign is that Romney is a hapless, robotic, buffoon who insists on repeatedly detonating his campaign in an escalating series of Inspector Clouseau disasters.
The press is doing to Romney the same thing it did to John Kerry, and to Al Gore before him: Covering him as a loser.
Kerry and Gore were never able to shake it off, and while those races went up and down in the polls, their portrayals were frustratingly constant. Can you imagine Romney—the one you see in political coverage—being portrayed as an emerging hero after the last two weeks? I can't.
I can't say that I disagree with the analysis. And like the author of this piece, I hate Romney- the sneering rich asshole who sees us as either "job creators" or "the other 47%".
Still, I would like to see some substance to his media coverage instead of a tireless Cool Guy vs Loser narrative. What do the media think of his platform? His political experience?
So, to all the "moderates" on this fair board, what aspects of Romney vs. Obama would you like to see highlighted?
Or, to everybody else, what aspects of Obama's candidacy do you think are lacking in the media coverage?
I think the myopic range of stories we've gotten so far runs both ways and we all lose in the long run.