Cross-posted at dKos
My hometown paper, the Charlotte Observer, heard the Repub demands to stop digging into Sarah Palin's background and basically said, "Um, no."
If you're going to nominate someone for vice president who is unknown to most Americans – because she is a fresh face and a Washington outsider – you can't at the same time blame journalists looking into the newcomer's background.
Yet that's been a theme undergirding this week's media bashfest in St. Paul.
I expected the Observer to get its back up on this one. Remember, the Observer is owned by McClatchy, the same folks who bring you the McClatchy Washington Bureau (formerly the Knight-Ridder Washington Bureau, which McClatchy thankfully kept when it bought Knight-Ridder along with the Observer.