The Tribune Review ("All the News That Fits Our Agenda") has a weekly feature called Media Monday.
It serves two purposes:
1) to use offerings from a right-wing crackpot outfit called the Media Research Center in order to give the fevered editorial writers at The Trib a break.
2) to scatter-bomb the so-called liberal media's credibility so that any story suggesting administration wrong-doing will not be believed by the Republican Party faithful, even if it is true.
In the same trite introduction every week, the offerings are presented as "the latest outrageous, sometimes humorous, quotes from or about the liberal media ..."
OK, what category does the first item Monday belong to?
Pre-smear reporting: "At a fund-raiser in Florida, Sen. Barack Obama warned his supporters that the Republicans are going to try to play the race card against him in an effort to simply scare voters." -- Wolf Blitzer on CNN's Election Center.
Is this humorous? I don't think so. Is this outrageous? Given the well-documented history of the GOP having played the race card to defeat Democratic challengers, as the recent obituaries of the late Jesse Helms were a reminder, it was hardly outrageous for Barack Obama to suggest that it might happen again.
Was it outrageous for Wolf Blitzer to report that he said it? Was this somehow a product of the liberal media? I don't think so. Unless I am missing something, the candidate said it and the job of a political correspondent such as Wolf Blitzer is to report what the candidates say. So what's the problem exactly?
The problem is that when you are so politically biased you don't know which way is up, as they are over at The Trib, you are in no position to see bias in others.
They should call it Delusion Monday.