Why The Press Is Rooting For Newt

Andrew Sullivan —  Jan 30 2012 @ 3:55pm

It makes for a better story:

Though some ultracon conspiracists believe that the press is attempting to take down Romney and elevate Gingrich because of their relative strengths as opponents to Obama, the truth is less nefarious. "The tone of the coverage depends less on the candidates than on the overall dynamic of the race," says [Center for Media and Public Affairs] director Robert ­Lichter. "Journalists love a horse race and hate a front-runner."