NY Times: Romney Ain't All Bad
The New York Times's vetting of Mitt Romney is so thorough that their research sometimes compels them to publish mildly flattering portrayals. The article's headline, In Real Estate Deal, Romney Made His Loss a Couple’s Gain, seemed lurid enough to suggest some sort of untoward kickback scheme, but as it turned out was more about Romney being just a good ole' Mormon softie. It's a quick read, and a good opportunity for the Times to promote its objectivity. But what stands out to me is the intensive scrutiny the paper is applying to this candidate for president - which is of course entirely appropriate - in stark contrast to the - well, not mere indifference to any examination of Obama's background, but outright hostility to any efforts to examine it at all.