It pretty much goes without saying these days that there remains an unbecoming alliance in the American news media between journalists and the politicians they cover.
It can happen with conservatives, but most often it happens with those of a liberal bent.
Jon Ralston is hands-down the poster boy of that in Nevada. In this election cycle Ralston has kissed the rump of Lucy Flores almost every other week. He loved her campaign video (which he appears in, BTW).
Nationally, get a load of this little Twitter kiss from Nancy Pelosi to ABC News journalists Diane Sawyer:
“@NancyPelosi Best wishes to a real trailblazer, @DianeSawyer! Good luck as you depart @ABCWorldNews for new adventures at @ABCNetwork!
Ick. I hope Diane Sawyer is thoroughly embarrassed.