Finally, CBS Criticizes Obama

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Oct 08, 2008 7:10 PM
Of course, it's just for having a smelly airplane, being disorganized, and  -- sin of sins! -- treating reporters disrespectfully.

Scott Pelley notes the contrast with the McCain campaign:

The McCain folks are more helpful and generally friendly. The schedules are printed on actual books you can hold in your hand, read, and then plan accordingly. The press aides are more knowledgeable and useful to us in the news media. The events are designed with a better eye, and for the simple needs of the press corps. When he is available, John McCain is friendly and loquacious. Obama holds news conferences, but seldom banters with the reporters who've been following him for thousands of miles around the country. Go figure.

Well, it's easy to figure.  Why should the Obama campaign bother?  Who can blame them for feeling some measure of contempt for a press corps that is so servile?  It's not like the mistreatment is going to result in --gasp -- less favorable coverage for the Obamessiah or anything.

In fact, given the kind of slanted coverage we've seen, it makes the McCain campaign's friendly and professional treatment of journalists seem all the more classy.