Jonathan Chait is pretty hit-and-miss, but he got this pretty much right when comparing Trump and Biden’s performances at the recent dueling town halls, and concluding that any media bias is was for Trump, not Biden:
It is true that Trump found many of the questions posed to him difficult to answer and that Biden answered his queries more easily. It is also true that mainstream news coverage, in general, has depicted Trump in a brutally harsh light. (This, of course, omits conservative media, which functions as a state-controlled message machine.)
But it’s not the media’s fault that Trump continues to incriminate himself and is unable to answer simple questions. The problem is not that the media holds him to a difficult standard. He is held, by necessity, to a more forgiving standard than any modern president. But however low the bar is set, Trump continues to trip over it.
[…] When conservatives complain about Trump’s coverage, they are decrying not the standards being set but the outcomes. If their president is unable to clear even the lower bar set before him, it must be lowered further still, so that he can hop over it at least occasionally.
I’m not as ready as Chait to give the media as big a pass, but he has a couple of good examples of questions that Biden would never be asked because they’re too simple (such as disavowing QAnon), yet Trump completely blows them.