"The media loves a good fight—even when the charges are unfounded."—ABC's Dan Harris, trying to contextualize the Obama school "controversy." Click the link to read Boehlert's must-read takedown of what he calls "this era-defining gem."
The only issue I'd take with the quote is that it appears from where I'm sitting that the media doesn't love a good fight even when the charges are unfounded, but only when the charges are unfounded.
When the charges are totally fucking founded, like when progressive activists and prominent liberal journalists were saying in the run-up to the Iraq War that the administration was cooking the intelligence, the media does their darnedest to avoid that fight, instead marginalizing the people making the charge as fringe wackos and partisan lunatics.
We were, of course, later proved to be completely right.