The rightwing media just ignores facts that contradict its positions on "the truth." The leftwing media does get more facts correct but at times misinterprets or over generalizes (I'm guilty of this meself sometimes) based on them. But still there's more factual evidence given to support say Rachel Maddow's perspective on the news than anything on the rightwing media.
Anyway, I was watching the fiasco about Bain Capital and Romney's role in it during 1999, 2000, 2001 etc. unfold and was struck by how the mainstream media kept fudging the truth, pretending that the Romney camp's position was in any way factually supported. I think NBC news actually said something in its news promo to the effect of "What are we to make of conflicting claims" etc.
They actually portrayed Obama and his representatives as somehow possibly going too far by suggesting Romney had a role in moving jobs overseas during his reign as CEO of Bain! And no one in the mainstream media I watched (and I like to surf the news to see what all the major network and cable outlets are saying) called Romney on his lies!
The facts are pretty simple. Romney signed legal documents stating that he was the CEO of Bain Capital during the years when Bain cut a lot of jobs in the U.S. and moved them overseas. But he claims he had retired from Bain to run the Olympics during those years. So either he's lying now about running Bain at that time, or he was lying at the time in the legal papers he signed saying he WAS running Bain at that time.
That was easy. And not mystifying a bit. Romney is lying now, or was lying then, with the legal documents supporting the fact that he's lying now otherwise there was no reason for him to list himself as CEO at a time he now says he wasn't.
It's absurd, actually worse, it's criminal and should be prosecuted, that the media can dither about Obama's birth certificate for years when all the facts, legal documents and public records etc., made it clear he was born in Hawaii. And now they can dither about whether Romney's lying when all the facts, legal documents and public records, make clear he is.