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Herewith more proof that media-bashing is a default expression of political opportunism and excusism: Obama adviser David Plouffe is saying today that the airtight consensus that Mitt Romney killed it in last night’s debate stems from a media conspiracy. According to a Washington Post account, Plouffe went off on the topic today in speaking to reporters:

“You guys may disagree with me. . . ” but “people are itching to write the Romney comeback story.”

Plouffe may be right — reporters may in fact have been itching to write the comeback story. It helps a lot, though, that right now that particular story has the advantage of plausibility based on a blowout debate performance by the Republican nominee. Plouffe’s fulminations bear a resemblance to those of Romney allies throughout much of September — whininess, that is.