Imagine for a moment John McCain had won last November, and Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, or Laura Ingraham were seated in the front row of his first primetime press conference.
Think the media would have gone completely nuts?
Well, as the Washington Times reported, liberal radio talk show host Ed Schultz and Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein were both accorded such an honor during President Barack Obama's presser Tuesday:
Seated in that prime front row, though, were some newcomers. Along with reporters from NNPA and BET were Sam Stein of the archly liberal Huffington Post and Ed Schultz, star of the "Ed Schultz Radio Show," an unabashedly liberal talk-show host, who boasts 3 million listeners dubbed "Ed Heads."
Asked how he garnered the piece of prime real estate, Mr. Schultz said with a shrug: "I don't know. They told me it was a random thing."
"But it's not bad being up front," said Mr. Schultz, whose book "Straight Talk From the Heartland," is touted on his Web site as having "laid a road map for the progressive wave that's sweeping America."
Just imagine the media firestorm if "President" McCain, or even former President George W. Bush, had placed Limbaugh and Hannity in the front row.
Think any press members other than conservatives will find Obama's seating arrangement curious?