It now puts to rest idea there isn't media bias. No, not because Bob Woodward has taken on the White House and the White House has pushed back. Interesting, though, isn't it, that the horrible, culture destroying sequester was the White House's idea afterall.
But back to Woodward. As soon as the news hit late yesterday that someone in the WH screamed at him for half an hour and then told him he'd regret it if he went public with the story, other journalists jumped in to belitle him. It was astounding actually, I mean, this is Bob Woodward, a journalistic icon, someone all these other reporters wanted to be some day.
Well, they didn't make it, instead they became part of the Greek chorus for everything Obama, no curiousity, not tough questions on anything. Take the morning WH talking points and run with them. The first talking point came last night and went something like this:
Make Bob Woodward look old, senile and past his prime. He was once great but now is just an old loony.
Then, someone at Talking Points Memo tried to make Woodward into a birther.
This morning it's "oh for pete's sake, every WH has torn into reporters getting too close to a story, this is nothing.
I'm old enough to remember when reporters took a breaking story like this and tore into it with no holds barred and would not let go. Now we have reporters who instinctively turn their head away or go after the bearer of bad news.
The new journalistic code is see no story, hear no story, tell no story..if it makes Obama look less than the perfect man they want us to see.
This is so infuriating, but in the end, Americans never have and never will, adore one person or one party forever. Eventually all the adoration tarnishes.