That important caveat aside, it was good to see the coverage note Romney’s self-serving (if also insulting) spin for what it was. And it was also good to see both Reston and Parker hold Romney’s, and Ryan’s, accounts up against reality and show readers—right in the course of the main story, where the news was being reported—where they didn’t line up. As the campaign fades into history and looming legislative battles move to the fore, let’s hope we see more coverage that does the same.


Greg Marx is a CJR staff writer. Follow him on Twitter @gregamarx.