— Item: CBS News cuddles up to Father Moon’s (and I don’t mean Warren) Washington Times to do an updated version of the “Lincoln Bedroom” hitpiece so popular among the TradMed during the Clinton years, and which strangely never got quite as much media play during the Bush years (though not for lack of sleepovers). Among the horrible, terrible, no good very bad things we learn: The White House! Has! A! Private! Movie! Theater! You can see in this picture the Obamas and their guests watching the Super Bowl in it! How shameless! (Meanwhile, CBS’ new buddies, the Moonie Times, continued the sort of reporting that has made them — until now, that is — longtime journalistic pariahs with their easily-debunked smears against the House health care reform bill.)
— Item: The AP (whose DC bureau chief is none other than Bush-Rove-McCain buddy Ron Fournier) did a really cockeyed smear job on the Obama stimulus program — a smear that of course was promptly picked up and amplified by FOX News among others — that was (surprise!) based on incomplete and cherry-picked information.
— Item: The very fact that so many legacy-media types (including supreme tool Jake Tapper) immediately rushed to kiss FOX’s feet (and wag their fingers at the White House in a way they never did when Bush occupied it) after that mean ol’ Obama picked on Rupert and Roger’s creation.
One is happenstance, twice is coincidence. But three times? You gotta wonder.