As we discussed earlier today, Obama is finally getting some detailed Traditional Media attention. The WSJ says today:
As smart and credentialed as he is, Sen. Obama is often an indifferent speaker without a teleprompter. He has large gaps in his knowledge base, and is just as likely to dig in and embrace a policy misstatement as abandon it. ABC reporter Jake Tapper calls him “a one-man gaffe machine.” (emphasis mine)
The author, John Fund, goes on to say:
But you can bet that if Hillary Clinton had done the same thing it would have been the focus of much more attention, especially after her Bosnia sniper-fire fib. That’s because gaffes are often blown up or downplayed based on whether or not they further a story line the media has attached to a politician. (emphasis mine)
This is an article that should be read to help us understand how the Traditional Media reports politics.