Funny you mention that, John J. In addition to the glaringly missing party: I was watching MSNBC this morning, and Lynn Sweet went out of her way to give the governor the benefit of the doubt. I am going from memory, but the analysis went something like: “Rod” talks a lot. He may have made it all sound worse than it is.
That’s fine. He is innocent until proven guilty, after all. But I don’t remember MSNBC analysts giving, say, Scooter Libby the benefit of the doubt.