Take that, lamestream media. Always harping on racist comments by white conservatives but ignoring them when they're uttered by black liberals! This would be trenchant critique of the MSM's double-standard ... if it weren't for the fact that Barry's comments have so far been covered at outlets including The Washington Post, the Huffington Post, CNN, local NPR affiliate WAMU, The Daily Beast, the local NBC affiliate, the local CBS affiliate, Mediaite, Politico, ABC News, the local Patch site, The Washington City Paper, Yahoo News, DCist, and Democratic Underground.Links to all of these in the original.
Best part of the excellent post is the headline/subhead, starting with:
Michelle Malkin Needs a More Sophisticated Theory of Media Bias
The problem with her current thinking is it's completely divorced from reality.For more on a related them, see Jonathan Chait today on pseudo-outrage. And, yes, this is indeed something that both sides do. In equal amounts? It's an empirical question! I'd have to count it up...but I've definitely seen the thing that Friedersdorf describes here from liberals, too.
Great item (read the whole thing), and Nice Catch.