The media beast is a creature of habit. There’s little enterprise of thought. It keeps true to narratives and story lines: Gore is a earthtone-wearing weirdo. Bush is dumb. Try arguing against either of those points and you’ll be laughed out of the talk show studio. Even worse, the host or anchor will never ask you back.

No, the big-picture problem with the media isn’t bias — although it indeed is biased in favor of liberals. It’s laziness. Balance the newsroom politics, yes. But bring in new ideas. And try not reading the New York Times for a day.

Seems like a lot of people haven’t gotten the message: “David Gregory and Maureen Dowd constitute Russert’s entire panel.”