It depends, is the reporter acting as a cheering section for said politician or not. Is the reporter trying to get to the bottom is an issue to bring out what the politician is really doing, or are they making nice. We saw a lot of make nice in the last election with Hillary, and hit Trump hard. The press was far from neutral, most of the press wanted Hillary to win and instead of being neutral they gave Hillary a pass on many things, while bring up anything and everything they could find against Trump. Had the press been fair, Hillary would have never been nominated, and we might not have Trump in the WH.
I prefer when the press goes after everybody equally, but that will never happen, no matter what side is in charge.
neutral they have Hillary
neutral they gave Hillary