It seemed to start with little things: not reporting that Obama was a smoker, refusing to mention his middle name, refusing to mention he grew up in a Muslim country, refusing to report his campaign promise of skyrocketing electricity prices, then they attacked Joe the Plumber for daring to ask Obama a question that unmasked their chosen candidate as a Marxist, bought a house from crooked realtor and slum lord Tony Rezko in a sweetheart deal, they downplayed his 20-year membership in a hate church, poo-poohed his friendship and working relationship with terrorist Bill Ayers and his terrorist wife. The Obamas even spoke against the American dream, calling it "Middle-Classism".
He was never vetted during the campaign, the media even chose not to report certain things and even attacked and maligned anyone who dared question him. (remember Joe the Plumber) Since getting in the White House Obama has literally given away a trillion dollars to friends and allies (so-called "stimulus") and expects to get a billion dollars back for his campaign coffers. This is probably the biggest crime in history and its apparently not newsworthy. His administration has given guns to Mexican druglords, people have literally died-including Americans from those very guns. His "Obamacare" threatens to bankrupt the country while rationing out less but ever-more expensive healthcare to the people. He decries those who "don't pay their fair share" while his top corporate allies, like GE, pay no taxes at all. He decries CEO's "excessive salaries" while ignoring the salaries of top union officials, and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac who walked away with millions as those institutions crashed to the ground and demanded bailouts.
But hey if a Republican pauses for 20 seconds to think about a question from a hostile reporter, that must be condemned as the end of his campaign.
This is not about Herman Cain. Any Republican will be treated the same way.
Last week the candidates had a 2-hour debate and the only thing the media reported was Rick Perry momentarily forgetting something. They never reported ANYTHING else about the debate, no substance, no issues. No, it was nothing more than reports of Perrys' "gaffe" as if no-one else on Earth ever forgot anything before.
The MSM will focus on phony things to avoid discussing real issues. Meanwhile studiously avoiding any scandals involving Obama and trying to make him look more Presidential compared to reporting nothing but Republican "gaffes". That is how the 2012 campaign will be covered.