On Morning Joe there were a few interesting moments. One was the continued clips of Biden doing his snark routine aimed at Romney. Of course, if Romney and his team were constantly snarky when speaking of Obama, it would be framed as shrill and desperate, but when Joe does it it's populist messaging which touches the common man and woman.
Another interesting moment which feeds into my title regarding media bias was the Billionaire's Super Pac turning down an ad which attacks Obama regarding his relationship with Rev Wright. It's a long non-story. The point is that the NYT highlighted the story in an attempt to smear Romney. It was a stretch which confirms that the NYT is merely an arm of the State and filled with partisan hacks propagandizing for Obama. The GOP doesn't have to attack the Left in this presidential campaign -- all that Romney's team has to do is simply state what the Left is doing, then point to the economy.
That brings me to the last interesting point, which was a discussion regarding the economy in which there was disagreement over why we are losing ground in the global economy. Steve Rattner believes that other countries are catching up, but he believes we are doing okay. The Harvard professor on the show believes that America is slipping because of fundamental problems we aren't addressing -- education, our tax structure, too much regulation and, in general, an unfriendly environment for businesses. This is a shame -- America has become an unfriendly environment for businesses. This started around the time of LBJ and it's only gotten worse with brief periods of improvement. Yes, we have to deal with the fundamental problems and stop obsessing over symptoms.