We noted how on Monday the Times played dumb when profiling Glenn Beck. Over at HuffPost, Greg Mitchell contrasts the Times' timid coverage with the treatment Beck received this week from Stephen Colbert. (Apples and oranges to a degree, but the comparison has value.)
Compare [Colbert] to the Times' treatment of Beck as largely a voice for "conservative populist anger" with his "moral lessons" and "passion" and "outrage."... And it all comes on the heels of the new Rasmussen poll showing that 1 in 4 Americans now see the Comedy Central late-night shows as "viable" news outlets.