According to this meme, Obama ought to be losing due to the problems he's faced, from the economy to Libya, but NO. Somehow he is pulling away. And one big reason: the media are covering him pulling away! Also, they are covering Romney's fellow GOPers complaining about what a lame candidate it is. If they'd just shut up, and maybe stop reporting the polls, he would no doubt surge and take control.
Check out the Comments at bottom of Douthat post. Fun. Here's one: "Fox News has been misinforming citizens for years -- Jon Stewart wouldn't be as successful without their idiocy. You're
whining about the "horse race" media that refuses to INFORM the
electorate? If the media has devolved to reporting the odds on the
horse race, then Fox News is attempting to dope not only the horses,
but the spectators."