There’s no way any Republican is going to get a fair shake from the press corps as currently constituted. The abandonment of American journalism’s former allegiance to objectivity in favor of a more European-style partisanship — on both the news and the editorial pages — and the current Baby Boomer ascendancy in the upper reaches of the newsrooms and the networks mean that liberalism is the default mode and that conservative principles will be necessarily viewed as aberrational.
Well, as President Kennedy famously observed, life isn’t fair. Republicans can lament the media’s antipathy all they want, but that’s not goig to change anything; the only way to deal with it is to confront it head-on. And that means Mitt’s going to have to venture into the lion’s den (not just once but repeatedly) and force the reporters to pay attention to his candidacy, so it can get off YouTube and into the homes of the voting public.