When Barack Obama took on Hillary Clinton over the “gas tax holiday,” the press sided with Obama, asking her if she could produce a single expert who agreed with her and pointing out that she couldn’t. They made it clear that Obama was talking sense and that Clinton was pandering and talking nonsense.
John McCain is still pushing the same nonsense, and attacking Obama for opposing it. But he’s not getting the tough questions.
I figured that, having come out from behind the Wall of Objectivity and acknowledged that a stupid idea was a stupid idea, reporters would feel bound by that position. But I was forgetting about the sacred principle of IOKIYAR.