Yahoo News, who were already forced to fire their Washington bureau chief due to unprofessional comments he made during the Republican National Convention, show how its done:
"Rising enthusiasm and declining anxiety mark an energy boost among Mitt Romney's supporters since he prevailed in the first presidential debate. But a persistent sense he'd favor the wealthy, combined with easing discontent with the nation's direction, provide a retort for President Obama, raising the stakes for their second showdown this week.
Romney now numerically leads Obama in strong enthusiasm and trails him in anxiety among potential voters, both firsts this season. At the same time, the number of registered voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll who say the country is headed seriously off on the wrong track has eased to its lowest in nearly three years, 56 percent - a level incumbents can survive."
If there is a persistent sense that Mitt Romney would favor the wealthy, that's only because the Obama campaign keeps telling us that. To suggest it comes from anywhere outside a Democratic Talking Point is laughable. There's also a persistent sense that President Obama has offered more excuses than answers for the struggling economy. But you'll never see that sentence in the mainstream media.
So here we have a news story about Romney's lead in voter enthusiasm and in avoiding lingering anxiety that is for some reason - Yahoo will never say - plaguing the Obama camp. Gee, that sounds like an incredible amount of momentum for Mitt Romney, but the media couches it in mysterious, "things are looking up for both candidates" language.
Baghdad Bob would be proud. For all we know, he replaced David Chalian at Yahoo.