The media has so much invested in the success of the first black president that they will do backflips to insulate him from any hint of failure. They basically mortgaged their credibility to get him elected; they have nothing else worth saving.
You don’t know the media. I used to be one of THEM. In Washington, D.C. Spent a lot of time at The White House.
It won’t take long for them to turn on him.
Always remember this about the media, especially the print media and the wire services: They really do hate their jobs; they hate each other; they hate their bosses; they hate anyone with money; they hate anyone who wants to make a lot of money; they hate Republicans of any stripe; and they dress very poorly.
They are, in short, snakes. And snakes are not reliable.