The press may be turning:
Joe Klein (Sep 3 Swampland
There is a tendency in the media to kick ourselves, cringe and withdraw, when we are criticized. But I hope my colleagues stand strong in this case: it is important for the public to know that Palin raised taxes as governor, supported the Bridge to Nowhere before she opposed it, pursued pork-barrel projects as mayor, tried to ban books at the local library and thinks the war in Iraq is "a task from God."
Barbara Walters (Sep 4, The View
) Read out passage (above) from Klein's blog post.
Roger Simon (Sep 4) Why the media should apologize
Elizabeth Bumiller (Sep 5, the Tavis Smiley
show) McCain camp is falsely accusing the media of bias.
Jay Carney (Sep 5, the Tavis Smiley
show) "It should be called it what it is, a lie."
Jeanne Cummings (Sep 5, Washington Week in Review
... I don't have any sympathy for [the McCain camp]. I don't think there is any grievance that matters. John McCain put this woman - and she accepted - in a position to become president of the United States in the next 60 days. We don't have enough time to mess around with this. We need to know a lot more about this woman. And it's our job to find out everything we can about her, so the voters can make an educated decision about whether they want her that close to the presidency. (Applause.)
Sebastian Mallaby (Sep 8, Washington Post) McCain's Convenient Untruth
Mark Halperin (Sep 9, AC360
) Says McCain camp is being dishonest.
[I have audio of Walters on The View
and Carney and Bumiller on Tavis Smiley
and may post MP3s at a later time.)