The Romney campaign, this week:
Senior Mitt Romney campaign adviser Ed Gillespie said the campaign has a "no whining rule" when it comes to media coverage of the presidential race.
"We have a 'no whining' rule in Boston about coverage in the media," Gillespie told "Fox and Friends" on Wednesday.
The Romney campaign, last week:
As Mitt Romney finishes his second week of dismal news coverage -- with slipping polls and a combustible international crisis driving the narrative that the campaign is flailing -- the campaign's frustration with the media that covers it is approaching the boiling point.
Despite the usual sparring between press and campaign -- and the occasional piece of red meat tossed to the conservative blogosphere -- Romney and his senior aides had generally avoided the common Republican complaint that the mainstream media is fundamentally biased in favor of the Democratic Party. That has begun to change, however, with top aides now privately grumbling that they have given up the hope of a level media playing field.
Hunter found a whole lot of other examples of Romney and his aides ignoring the "rule" Gillespie referenced.
In general, it would probably be preferable if Gillespie were right -- the more Team Romney complains about press coverage, the more it sounds like they're looking for an excuse -- but to say that the campaign doesn't whine about the media is belied by the facts.