Thursday, September 21, 2006

Imagine If You Can

There are times I sit there trying to picture how our press corps would be behaving if, say, Democrats controlled all branches of government. Would the New York Times run the equivalent of Bumiller's (now retired) weekly love letter? Would Republican press conferences be almost entirely ignored? Would guests on Sunday shows lean liberal as much as they now lean conservative or would, as I suspect, the conservative tilt be maintained to provide balance to the "unfair" advantage the majority had?

I've said this before, I think, but our current press has been trained to follow the Republicans. It's hard to see that changing no matter what happens.