Thursday, August 16, 2007

The mainstream media - letting us know exactly who they are.

There has been quite a bit of outrage on the right about a question asked by CBS White House correspondent Bill Plante as Bush and Rove were leaving the podium. Plante apparently shouted "If he's so smart, how come you lost Congress?". Snarky, huh?

I think people have a right to be offended by this. There's been a vibrant debate about whether a reporter needs to be respectful of a President or not. That's great, but the truly remarkable thing is that Mr. Plante has done the public a huge favor.

He has let us know who he is, and which way he leans.

So now, anyone who suspects he's offering biased reporting will be able to quickly confirm it. He's at least given us clear behavioral evidence that he is rooting against the current administration. Now, those so inclined can easily take criticism of the President from him with a grain of salt going forward.