Mitt Romney telling fibs is hardly news. But I continue to be encouraged by the willingness of some of the press to call him on it, despite the general press bias in favor of Romney and against Obama. The Republicans now have all the structural advantages: an utterly unhinged and unprincipled right-wing press led by the Murdoch empire, a cowed mainsteam press terrified of charges of “liberal media bias” and in love with ersatz even-handedness, and a billion dollars’ worth of unaccountable super-PAC money.
But this year the Republicans have an unlikeable and obviously untrustworthy candidate, and the Democrats have Barack Obama. That may turn out to even things up.