Media's Love Affair with Obama; Presidential Debate Gives Romney a Rare Chance to Reach Voters Unfiltered

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Media's Love Affair with Obama; Presidential Debate Gives Romney a Rare Chance to Reach Voters Unfiltered


Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES

It's hard to compete with someone who gets Nobel Prizes and Grammy Awards just for showing up at the office. In running against someone as highly praised as Barack Obama, Mitt Romney has his work cut out for him. As his supporters point out, Wednesday night's presidential debate offers the Republican candidate a chance to present his plan for prosperity directly to the country. He needs to take it.

On Sunday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie explained the importance of the debate to ABC's George Stephanopoulos. Let's face it, George, there's been a lot of filtering going on, the Republican chief executive said to the former Democratic aide. This is the first moment when the American people are going to be able to see these two guys side by side laying out their vision unfiltered. And I think that's going to be a powerful moment for Mitt Romney. The Media Research Center (MRC) on Tuesday documented the purported impartiality of Mr. Stephanopoulos' debate analysis since he joined ABC in 1997. According to MRC, the anchor of This Week and Good Morning America declared the Democratic candidate the winner in eight of the nine general election presidential debates.

Over on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace mentioned two stories this week that struck him about media bias. He held up the Washington Post from Wednesday and pointed to the lead story, Ohio, Florida Give Obama an Edge, and the sidebar, For Obama, the Buckeye State May be a Bull's-eye.'' The Fox News anchor noted that his wife had said to him,"I guess the race is over according to The Washington Post." He then showed the cover of Time magazine this week, which has Mr. …

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