It's inevitable in politics -- blame the media for their coverage. Call it unfair. Call it biased. Call it one-sided. Call it whatever you want. We've heard those criticisms before, and we'll hear them again and again in the future.
But this article reinforces in my mind that the national television media made a mistake following Sen. Barack Obama on his current international trip. The mistake is not going with Obama. Instead, the gross error in judgment is going with Obama after choosing not to go with Sen. John McCain, who has made three such trips over the past 4 or 5 months.
It's hard to justify these decisions, although media executives attempt to do so.
UPDATED -- Speaking of attempting to justify what appears to not be justifiable, the New York Times is offering an (ahem) interesting defense of its decision to not run an editorial written by McCain. Mind you, the paper just last week ran an editorial written by Obama.
What in the name of not taking sides is going on these days!