The media's Obama double standard

Blog ››› ››› ERIC BOEHLERT

The WaPo's Howard Kurtz today looks at what the relationship between the Beltway press and the incoming Obama administration may look like:

Journalists, who were widely seen as giving Obama an easy ride during the campaign, generally hailed his election as a breakthrough moment for racial progress. Once a president takes office, though, an adversarial relationship usually flourishes, at least with beat reporters.

Coverage is likely to turn nasty for Obama because the skeptical White House press corps regularly wages war with new administrations.

Does anybody else see the problem with that convenient equation? Something about Bush and a lapdog press.

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