I don't live in Massachusetts, so I haven't followed the Globe's coverage of Governor Mitt Romney. I've heard reports that the Globe's biased against the Governor, and now I've seen some evidence, provided today by Scott Lehigh of the Globe. As I noted over at Article VI Blog:
[Lehigh's] op-ed piece today triumphantly refers to the Globe's articles of last week, which are full of unwarranted assumptions and unsupported conclusions, as if they were holy writ. Especially charming is Lehigh's reference to Romney as "Slick Willard." (Romney's first name is Willard.) Couldn't they at least come up with something original? Next thing you know they'll be calling him "Tricky Mitt." The Globe's animosity toward Romney is embarrassingly palpable.The longstanding myth is that "great" newspapers don't behave that way. But they do. And any careful and relatively informed reader can see that the Globe's pieces on the Romney camp's supposed improper contacts with Romney's church represent an attempt to connect dots that are simply not there. The Globe's stubborn insistence on the validity of its story is remarkable, to say the least.
Perhaps the best approach to this travesty is to laugh at it, as Nutmeggers for Mitt did in a post entitled "Romney Camp Caught with Mormons!!! Scoop Inside:"
Apparently some of the Romney staffers visited Utah and met with a few high-ranking Mormon officials to discuss when the Mormon plan to take over the world, led by Romney, should commence.I laugh out loud every time I read that one.