Love Fest Officially Over

Boehlert: The media myth about the cost of Obama's inauguration.

I'm shocked—shocked, I tell you—that the mainstream media have gone right back to the same old double-standards they had before Obama sent a shiver up Chris Matthews' leg straight to his Hardballz.

Once upon a time, in a primary far, far away, there were people telling me that I was an asshole for arguing that the media's hostile disposition toward Hillary Clinton was not a legitimate reason to withhold support from her, because, one day, they would be just as stupidly unfair to Barack Obama.

I am an asshole. And there were legitimate reasons to withhold support from Hillary Clinton.

But the ludicrous notion that the media were ever going to maintain their love affair with Obama was never one of them.

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