Liberals in News Media Want to Help Obama Win, Literally
October 16, 2012
More than a week ago, after reflecting on the first presidential debate, Yuval Levin at National Review Online made a prediction about the liberal news media’s narrative after tonight’s debate (I write this some three hours before the debate begins):
I do think we can be sure of one thing, though: Regardless of how Biden and Obama do in the coming debates, the Left will not acknowledge dissatisfaction again. They will be described by the press and liberal surrogates as having made a triumphant comeback.
Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, on their shows today, agreed, suggesting that in effect the news media have already written their stories about tonight’s debate. Limbaugh (quoting from memory):
If Obama shows up tonight and successfully breathes, he will be declared the winner. He would have to set his hair on fire . . . .
Romney’s going to have to literally wipe the floor with Obama to be declared the winner.