“I think it’s a little too early yet for the president to be attacked by a rabbit,” cautioned a veteran Chicago Democrat wise in the ways of Obama. “But it’s close. Real close.”
This is what we here in the New Media business call a ‘self-fulfilling prophecy.’ One thing that a lot of people don’t get about the Old Media is this: individual reporters and/or editors may be partisans. Even individual papers or organizations can be. But the Media as a whole is… not exactly ‘nonpartisan.’ It’s more like ‘omnivorous.’ And its favorite story is The Idol With The Feet Of Clay. Or possibly it’s the Media’s favorite meal: there’s a bit of semantic overlap there, in this context at least.