The most telling paragraph in GQ's expansive profile of "Mitt Romney's Dark Knight," Eric Fehrnstrom:
Before he went into politics, Fehrnstrom was a reporter himself--and a notorious one at that. He worked for the Boston Herald--the tabloid rival to the more staid Boston Globe--which prided itself on its feisty, muckraking metro coverage. As a Rupert Murdoch!! owned paper, the Herald's political mission was simple: Make life miserable for Massachusetts Democrats. "The Herald was like the schoolyard bully," Howie Carr, the legendary Boston brawler who was the paper's top columnist and animating spirit, told me [reporter Jason Zengerle]. "We were all about finding people and kicking them when they were down. And then we'd laugh about it."