"Whataboutism" is a well practiced strategy among the left. "Whataboutism" only becomes something negative when it's used against them.
The double standard in reporting from CNN is documented and can be found with a simple google.
Here are documented cases where Mr. Obama was treated differently from the very beginning. I look forward to your criticism of the ones making the charge.
"Hillary Clinton's gripe that the media is going easy on rival Barack Obama (Need another pillow, Barack?) has struck a chord. That's great news for the freshman Senator."
Paul Krugman, resident liberal at the New York Times, wrote that Obama has been treated with kid gloves by the media."
New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny asked President Obama the not so burning question, "What has been the most enchanting moment of your first 100 days as President"
So again. If there were protestors there when Mr. Obama was actually there, the media has shown to be more than willing to do precisely what I suggested.