The media looks to be all-in for Romney in a lot of ways. CNN said Romney on the last debate in terms of economic issues. The dude does nothing but lie, and won't say how his math adds up. But he wins.
The money is on the Republican's side. That is the money that owns the media. And right now that money seems to be exerting pressure to have Mitt seen as being Obama's equal and a viable alternative, and more like the average person, which is utterly insane outside f his skin color.
Also, the tv networks, which control the collection and reporting of exit polls, have decided to do away with them altogether in 19 states this year. So we will have that much less evidence of tampering with vote counts. So we have another example of similarities to less trustworthy regimes, with media coordination used to support an oligarchic system.