It was a funny bit last night on The Daily Show when Jon Stewart criticized the “fluff” coverage the national news media gave Paul Ryan, the vice presidential candidate for Mitt Romney.
A funny bit, indeed. It just wasn’t a fair or accurate assessment.
Let’s just take today’s Paul Ryan stories — and these are the top stories as reported by Google — as proof:
A closer look at Paul Ryan’s federal budget plan (Los Angeles Times)
Is Paul Ryan Romney’s New Religion Problem? (Part I of III) (Huffington Post)
Paul Ryan right to challenge medical industrial complex (Washington Post)
Medicare rises as prime election issue (New York Times)
For its part, NPR has been a little too “insider politics” in its coverage, and committed the sin of talking about the Weinermobile. But even in its fluffy coverage, it still noted legit issues and positions Ryan has.