I thought it would be worthwhile to reprint this chart that I saw at Media Matters:
Our "liberal" press is filled every day with endless droning about how Obama's popularity is in free fall, and the whole country has turned against him. Well, here is the truth: since June, despite a virtually unprecedented conservative campaign of vilification and smears, his popularity rating has decreased a grand total of two points. That leaves it at about 49%.
Why didn't we hear this kind of defeatist, derisive chorus when George W. Bush's popularity was at 22%?
The mainstream press has become little more than a propaganda outlet for the Republican party. This sellout gave us the worst presidential administration in our country's history, a malignant war of aggression, torture and finally a near depression. But the press just doesn't care. They go on doing their best to get their Republican friends back in control, so the damage can resume.