It's turning into quite the morning for, uh, outing double-standards in the media. First was my item
mentioning that Bob Herbert of the NYT had accused Hillary Clinton of "opening a trap door" under Obama. Readers are invited to imagine the PC outrage if a conservative had expressed the desire to do the same to the Illinois senator.
Now comes Mike Allen of the Politico. In his Playbook
column of this morning, Allen offers this quote from Jann Wenner's over-the-top endorsement
of Obama in Rolling Stone:
We have a deeply divided nation . . . A new president must heal these divides . . . Like Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama challenges America to rise up, to do what so many of us long to do: to summon 'the better angels of our nature.'
Allen's suggestion to Wenner in reaction to his breathless prose: "Get a room!"
This to a man who famously
left his wife and is now in a relationship with a male partner with whom he has a son.
Insert here the outraged reaction from the MSM, the gay community and the Obama campaign if a conservative commentator had made a similar suggestion.