Media Matters has extensive documentation of exactly the way that the media treat John McCain with kid gloves (Remember, Chris Matthews flat said, "I think that we're his base"). Well worth looking at.
But what I want to kow is WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT IT?
It is URGENT that the damned media be forced to be HONEST about things, or none of it matters. It doesn't matter that McCain is a complete joke of a candidate in any sane universe. The press creates perception. If the entire propaganda machine spends the next 9 months combing Obama's speeches or Hillary's statements looking for words to take out of context and beat them with 24/7 while COMPLETLEY IGNORING the genuinely horrible stuff coming out of McCain's mouth, we're doomed.
The TOP PRIORITY of progressives MUST be to change the media narrative. If that doesn't change, nothing else matters.