Maybe it’s just me, but lately I’m noticing a greater swaggering amongst the US mainstream left-of-center media. Some of it can be of course attributed to the euphoria of Barack Obama’s election, but I think for the most part it is collective relief after eight years of news oppression.
This is where the diehard fans of former President George W. Bush begin protesting, but the facts are indisputable. The chill over the news outlets was obvious from the start; the massive protest and subsequent abuse of protesters during Bush’s 2001 presidential inauguration was largely ignored by the mainstream media. To this day one has to veer off the beaten path to find any details. Wikipedia glosses over the incident… but findings of Washington DC police spying on activists show that the subject is certainly deserved of more attention.