If youre a media observer, as I am, you may have noticed a change in the political coverage over the past several weeks. The majority of stories are now about Mitt Romneys rallies and statements. The few stories about President Obama have been largely negative showing his decline in the polls or supposed gaffes by his campaign.
Another more subtle trend is to refer to President Obama as Mr. Obama.
It seems that the narrative has become Mr. Obama is a nice man, but he has failed to live up to his campaign promises. Never mind that he has faced the most obstructionist Congress in history. Never mind that the right wing media has blathered endlessly about his socialist policies. Never mind that the Teapublicans have rallied the nations racists into a hateful fever over the birther controversy.
The liberal media seems to have accepted the right wing propaganda that, since the economy has not rebounded quickly, we may as well let Mitt Romney have an opportunity to lead. They dont even discuss the fact that Romneys policies are nearly identical to those of the presidential predecessor who drove our economy off a cliff.
The lamestream media seem too partisan, too lazy or too brainwashed to do their jobs. Wouldnt it be refreshing to see a network news reporter ask a question thats as insightful and penetrating as Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert?
Its a sad fact that our comedians are now better reporters than most of our journalists.