The NYTimes, of all publications, is reporting this:
Republicans have long accused mainstream journalists of being on the payroll of President Obama and the Democratic Party, a common refrain of favoritism especially from those on the losing end of an election (see Bush vs. Gore, Clinton vs. Bush and Bush vs. Dukakis). But this year the accusation has a new twist: In some notable cases it has become true, with several prominent journalists now on the payrolls of Mr. Obama and the Democratic Congressional leadership.In other words, more fuel to the FACT that the Media just elected a President. As that idiot, self-righteous loon Joy Behar would say, all that matters is that "we won".
An unusual number of journalists from prominent, mainstream organizations started new government jobs in January, providing new kindling to the debate over whether Mr. Obama is receiving unusually favorable treatment in the news media.
These are not opinionated talkers in the vein of Chris Matthews, the MSNBC host who last year flirted with a run for the Democratic nomination for the Senate - and who more recently said he would do "everything I can to make this thing work" for Mr. Obama. Rather, they are, for the most part, more traditional journalists from organizations that strive to approach the news with objectivity.
Jay Carney, the new communications director for Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., was, until late last year, the Washington bureau chief at Time magazine, where he covered the campaign and, coincidentally, was a co-author of an article in September titled, "McCain's Bias Claim: Truth or Tactic?"
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the leading candidate for surgeon general, is CNN's chief medical correspondent. His résumé as a practicing neurosurgeon - and one of People magazine's "sexiest men alive" in 2003 - is not that of a traditional journalist. But he reported on the health records of the presidential candidates last year, along with their health care proposals. Should he get the job, Dr. Gupta will be working for the Department of Health and Human Services, whose prospective assistant secretary for public affairs is Linda Douglass, a longtime network news correspondent who left journalism for Mr. Obama's campaign last spring.
On Capitol Hill, Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts has hired Douglas Frantz as his chief investigator on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Mr. Frantz is a former managing editor of The Los Angeles Times and before that was an investigative reporter there, at The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune. Administration officials report they have had discussions with other print journalists looking for work as their news organizations begin to shed jobs.