I get ticked off. I get outraged. And it’s less at what Obama, Sen. Harry Reid, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi are doing than it is at how the press is—or more appropriately isn’t—covering it. The sympathy and understanding built up over 15 years in newsrooms small and large up and down the West Coast is gone. I know that very few of the journalists I actually worked with have ever moved into becoming part of the beltway media complex (and one of them is a good journalist whom I respect and none of this ire is directed at him), but it really doesn’t matter.
All of those ideals about reporting the truth without fear or favor—they’re a journalism that no longer exists.
In the past few days, there have been a couple of incidents that have really highlighted just how blind too many journalists have become to exactly how biased they have become.