FAIR : Election Coverage Misses the Mark by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. National media watchdog group FAIR reports that the media got the midterm elections all wrong. The journalists and pundits came up with a familiar analysis: the Democrats had misread their mandate and governed too far to the left and the answer is to move back to the right and reclaim “the center.” Much of the media commentary saw the election as a national referendum on the new healthcare law or the size of government. But all this falls apart under scrutiny. Obama in fact played to the Republicans on healthcare, generally alienated his base, and many Obama voters from two years ago did not participate in 2010.

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