The Press vs. Mitt Romney

THE PRESS vs. MITT ROMNEY….Is Mitt Romney getting the press treatment usually reserved for Democrats? Ezra Klein investigates.

For myself, I’m not so sure — though certainly the press corps seems to personally dislike Romney in a way that Republicans usually avoid. But the real issue here seems to be the size of the lies that Romney tells. Tell a small lie (“my campaign isn’t run by lobbyists”) and the press hounds you to the gates of hell. Tell a big lie (“my trillion dollar tax cut will pay for itself”) and they yawn. So guess what most candidates do?