NPR just "fact checked" the debate, which mostly meant that they criticized Romney and defended Obama like a special child who needs extra protection.
And on ABC News, this picture greets online readers on the front page.
Grasping much, ABC? My brother sent it to me with the note, "Actually, Big Bird said it was Obama."
But perhaps the most interesting examples of media implosion this morning are all the stories attacking Jim Lehrer, the moderator (Politico: "Media piles on moderator Jim Lehrer"). That was the most substantive presidential debate of my lifetime and that's not something the candidates managed on their own. Heck, one candidate was outright begging for lifelines to get to the next question.
Romney was so good last night and Obama was so bad that the media is picking on the only other guy on stage. Well, that and the fact checkers are busy at work fighting to regain the narrative on behalf of Obama.
What's particularly interesting about the media's response is that they are continuing in their silliness even though they might be mostly to blame for Obama's poor performance. If they had asked hard questions of the guy even in just the last two years -- one Jake Tapper and one Univision only go so far -- their candidate would have learned how to handle a life situation when you're not surrounded by sycophants who laugh at every joke and hang on every word.