Imagine the universe in which a Democratic President must live to find much to complain about in mainstream media reporting. I find this passage of particular interest:
Privately and publicly, Mr. Obama has articulated what he sees as two overarching problems: coverage that focuses on political winners and losers rather than substance; and a “false balance,” in which two opposing sides are given equal weight regardless of the facts.
Funny, for years I've heard Rush Limbaugh register the same complaint; that no matter how outrageous the claim from the left, the media will run to the right and ask them to comment on it. So you could argue that both sides see the world the same way; that each sees the others position as not worthy of response.
Well, let's look at some recent examples, shall we?
Harry Reid says Mitt Romney hasn't paid taxes in a decade and offers no proof. Should Romney even be asked to respond to such an outrageous claim?
An ad claims Mitt Romney's behavior at Bain caused someone to die of cancer; should he be expected to respond to that?
Mitt Romney put a dog in a carrier on a car roof; should he respond to that?
Mitt Romney allegedly bullied someone 40 years ago; should he respond to that?
Other than the birth certificate nonsense, which I acknowledge as nonsense, send me examples of President Obama having to contend with this and then I'll say it happens both ways.