Hey, New York Times' Jeff Zeleney, don't let the facts get in the way of a good story! In his new piece, given prominent play on the home page since late yesterday, he probes Obama going "negative" in the campaign, with Romney and his allies merely "giving as good as they get." One problem: It's not accurate. "Romney and his allies" are giving much more than they are getting. Later in the piece, we learn that the ratio of Obama ad airings since April are 2-1 negative (plus he has done too widely-shown positive spots this week), while Romney's are a whopping 5-1.
Then Zelaney dryly adds, as if it's no big deal, "This does not include the Republican 'super-PAC' ads that are almost entirely attacks on the president."