The media’s No. 1 job should be to cover the substantive issues of this campaign without regard to party affiliation or philosophical bias.
That it’s now acceptable for many in the media to flaunt their bias should be, to use Joe Biden’s words, “a big f-ing deal.” Sadly, it isn’t.
As White House reporter for ABC News Jake Tapper recently commented, "The media is failing the country."
A July 16 Rasmussen poll revealed "59% of likely U.S. voters believe Obama has received the best treatment from the media so far" and "51% expect most reporters to help Obama." Only 9% expect the media to help Romney.
The media should, at bare minimum, be expected to reveal the truth. But it won't even do that.
Still the media focus nonstop on unsubstantiated reports about Mitt Romney's tax returns — not on anything substantial.
MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin, when asked about Mitt Romney's tax returns on the Today Show, said, "The press still likes this story a lot."
He added, "The media are very susceptible to doing what the Obama campaign wants, which is to focus on this."