Paul Krugman reports good news about the news media. They appear to be making the falsehood of at least one of Mitt Romney's claims the centerpiece of their reporting. Pardon me if I take a more cynical view of the issue. The media would not mind if President Obama were reelected, and might even prefer Obama over Romney.
Compare this with the situation in 2000. Vice President Gore was competing against Texas Governor Bush. The media wanted Bush and loathed Gore, perhaps because Gore was more of a nerd with a science bent, and in any case was out of the loop of Very Serious People. The media rampantly lied about Gore, and were very nice to Bush about his falsehoods. Additionally, the media promoted the third-party candidacy of Ralph Nader. (Embarrassing disclaimer: I voted for Nader in 2000. Fortunately, the vote did no harm here in Texas.)
Despite the double-barrelled media attack on Gore, Gore was able to bring the election to a virtual tie, and if not for the infamous Bush v. Gore decision, might have w0n the election. Just imagine how the 2000s would have gone had Gore been President instead of Bush.