The main newspaper in Rep. Patrick Murphy's district appears to be working hand-in-hand with the Murphy campaign to put the freshman congressman in the best possible light.
From Bucks Right:
If you were looking for a fair and unbiased reaction to Patrick Murphy's speech at the Democrat Convention that genuinely reflected the pulse of the community at large, where would you go? Would you head to a local bar? Perhaps a community center? Would you talk to people in the street?Check out the full post here.
If you were a writer for Calkins Media's Bucks County Courier-Times, you would head straight for a partisan "Patrick Murphy Watch Party and Phone Bank" organized through Barack Obama's official web site at the home of a "Proud, Loud, and Excited Volunteer" for the Obama campaign. Then you'd obscure the fact that your quotes were gathered at a partisan event for volunteers. Of course, that doesn’t warrant a mention. Everyone assumes what they read in the Courier-Times is biased in favor of Murphy anyway, right?
The Courier-Times never mentions the nature of the gathering where they sought reaction to Li'l Pat's speech. In fact, that information seems to be intentionally suppressed. The Courier-Times identifies this Obama volunteer and organizer who blogs on Obama’s official site with the group "Bensalem4Obama" as below. Writer Gary Weckselblatt seems so excited to relate all the glowing praise for Murphy that he even makes a grammatical error.
Murphy's Republican opponent is Tom Manion.