Nothing like the "National Media" - their biases are such that if Chris Christie had a "D" after his name, he would be considered "scrappy" and "tough" a "Trumanesque" buck stops here kind of guy. Sort of the same way that Biden is considered "cute" instead of being a moron which is how people like you would consider him if he had an "R" after his name.
Same thing for Obama - a Republican with friends like Obama has, a pastor like Obama had, and a record like Obama's would never have come near the Presidency. We would have had howls of protest.
It's a double standard, although why the national or traditional media insists on being affiliated with the 18% who call themselves liberal instead of the 41% who identify as conservatives. It sure would sell lots more papers and Time and Newsweek would maybe be profitable.
But, that's where we are - for the national media Republicans come in two flavors - stupid or evil, and Democrats are always smart, sophisticated, their errors always excusable or the result of good intentions. This despite the terrible history of the Democratic party as the party of slavery, Jim Crow, lynchings and all the rest, and not only in the south. Even Senator Byrd, a card carrying member of the KKK - and not just in his youth - was elected to leadership positions by his fellow Senators through the 70's and 80's.
In short, how does the national media live with the hypocrisy? How is it they have such willful blindness? How can the national media excuse the terrible things Democrats have done to African Americans over the last 150 years - and are still doing today, what with the Democrat destruction of the black family as a result of welfare policies, the enforced silence about it in a policy called political correctness, and the importation of millions of immigrants who took jobs and benefits traditionally done or meant for African Americans. And then they accuse REPUBLICANS of racism?
And Democrats are working on doing the same thing to Latinos that they have done to blacks - so that not one but two groups will be under the boot heel of government. This is 50 years for blacks, and Latinos will now get more of the same - multi-generational misery cynically disguised.
How can they do it?