Yeah, this gives me all sorts of faith in the media’s ability to remain objective during this election cycle:
When Obama walked on stage at the McCormick Center, many journalists in the audience leapt to their feet and applauded enthusiastically after being told not to do so. During a two-minute break halfway through the event, which was broadcast live on CNN, journalists ran to the stage to snap photos of Obama.
The Illinois senator talked about his trip overseas, reiterating his opinion that violence is down in Iraq but worsening in Afghanistan. And he expressed his approval of the Senate’s passage of a major housing bill to help homeowners avert foreclosure.
Obama, who acknowledged that he needed a nap, stood up to say farewell to the audience of journalists, many of whom gave him another standing ovation.
(The following is not sarcasm, however): Of course, given that even the likes of Dana Milbank are beginning to get tired of the arrogance that now emanates from the Obama campaign, there is the possibility that the media will regain its sobriety. The question is whether it will be able to do so before Election Day.