Here is an interesting brain teaser. If some conservative commentator says something controversial, we have a predictable pattern:
1. Outrage from the mainstream media,
2. Request from White House press pool for comment from the President, and
3. Fawning coverage of whoever the conservative commentator was criticizing.
Let's use Ann Coulter as an example. A given controversial comment is newsworthy because...why? Is it because anything she says is newsworthy? If so, then where is the reporting of her non-controversial comments, or ideas that help the conservative movement?
What exactly is the justification for reporting a quote from someone only when it is helpful to the liberal cause?