From the AP: Anti-Proposition 77 ads claim GOP 'power grab'.
If you watch the old lady spot and the judges spot, the message you, the voter, receives is: "politicians are terrible, so vote YES/NO!"
Really, they both say the same thing and pray on the same, tired political shorthands. It's nutty: one ad says politicians (legislators) are awful, good-for-nothings who don't deserve the power anymore so take it away. The other says politicians are grabbing at power so don't let them . . . give it away?
This analysis is a little more analytical than the Bee's version - which parses but never quite evaluates any claims - but only by a hair.
These analyses do, however, illustrate examples of faux-objective reporting. They aren't bad per se, but they do fall back on the "A says, B says" structure that stops short of what comes next - "A means, B means, A is lying, B is overstating, A is closer to the truth, B's claims don't hold up" that is so badly needed today.
Reporting one guy's, then the other guy's, talking points shouldn't cut it anymore.