Mitt Romney's week-long international trip resulted in unrelentingly negative coverage from the big three broadcast networks, a stark change from the glowing press awarded to then-candidate Barack Obama's world tour in 2008. While Obama was treated like a rock star (from the Associated Press: "It's not only Obama's youth, eloquence and energy that have stolen hearts across the Atlantic...."), Romney endured a focus on gaffes and the trivial.
MRC analysts examined all 21 ABC, CBS and NBC evening news stories about Romney's trip to London, Israel and Poland between July 25 and July 31. Virtually all of these stories (18, or 86%) emphasized Romney's "diplomatic blunders," from his "golden gaffe" at the Olympic games to "missteps" that offended the Palestinians.
Source: News Busters (Go read the entire article)
I'm not surprised in the least.
I consider the Legacy Media an active opponent in the election process, they are firmly on Obama's side. There is little we can do about it now, other than point it out and use it to energize us to work even harder on the local level to get out the vote this fall.
Eventually, I would like to see a grass root network of citizen journalists rise up and offer alternative news reporting than what is provided by the "news" networks.
But first, these grass root networks need to begin on the local level before moving up to regional, state and national news reporting.
I've already started the process in my county...I would love to see others start doing the same kind of thing, both where I live and where you live. There is room enough for us all.