The Obama administration really needs to get over itself.I believe this observation highlights the disservice liberal media types do to their candidates.
First, the president and his aides go to war with Fox News because the network maintains a generally anti-Obama slant.
Then, an anonymous administration aide attacks bloggers for failing to maintain a sufficiently pro-Obama slant.
These are not disconnected developments.
An administration that won the White House with an almost always on-message campaign and generally friendly coverage from old and new media is now frustrated by its inability to control the debate and get the coverage it wants.
Look, has their ever been a president who had more air in his sail than Obama right now; governing majorities, a world population who's all behind him and a media who will carry his water and his message to their death?
Yet Obama struggles because he's received such kid glove treatment for so long he can't even handle the slightest speed bump. And his insecurities and immaturity has filtered down all the way through his administration.
So maybe the next time media outlets like The Nation vets one of their candidates, they might actually hit them with a few hardballs instead of getting all tingly.
But probably not.