Putting the president’s recent statement calling the death of four Americans in Libya “not optimal” into context, Bethany Mandel (like Allahpundit) is not as harsh on the Democrats as some on the right of been. Still, she believes the coverage of the gaffe is telling:
What this exchange showcases, however, is the lack of scrutiny Obama’s gaffes seem to elicit from the media.
The media narrative for this campaign has, in large part, become set by the talking points of the Obama campaign and young, liberal Tumblr creators. The latest Romney “gaffe” has become, as Alana mentioned earlier, an absolutely exhausting display of liberal faux-outrage, a desperate attempt to drag down Romney’s soaring poll numbers. The media has had an incredible ability to beat to death any real or imagined Romney gaffes while ignoring far more egregious ones from President Obama.