The more things change...
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You really can't do anything but laugh when it comes to stories like this...
Now that the presidential election is over, the liberal press can freely admit it was in the tank for Barack Obama.
On Sunday, The Washington Post's ombudsman admitted that the paper's coverage was strongly skewed in favor of Obama and against John McCain.
This report is not so much "news" -- readers knew that papers like the Post were working for the Obama campaign and had thrown claims of journalistic "objectivity" out the window to help the Illinois senator become president.
What is news is that the paper is admitting to the brazen bias.
In an article headlined "An Obama Tilt in Campaign Coverage," Post ombudsman Deborah Howell writes that Post readers "have been consistently critical of the lack of probing issues coverage and what they saw as a tilt toward Democrat Barack Obama."
Howell quickly adds, "My surveys, which ended on Election Day, show that they are right on both counts."
Well, I suppose there's nothing like going to the confessional to cleanse the soul. But I think we all know we can count on the media to continue to be "repeat offenders" when it comes to this kind of bias. In fact, it's kind of a pattern: spend the entire run-up to the election season (and the election) building up their guys...then try to gain their credibility back after it's over by admitting they made a mistake. The make promises "never" to let it happen again.
We've seen this movie. And we'll see it again.