"Fair And Balanced"

How does the media cover a race that is in fact one-sided? Do we strive to be even-handed even when we know one side is worse and losing? Or do we just call it as we see it? Marc Ambinder is a reporter and an extremely fair one, in my judgment. I'm a biased opinion blogger, but try to air points that disagree with me when I need to. So we come from different places and the pressure on Ambers to be balanced it greater than on me. Anyway, the debate over journalism in the era of hyper-partisanship and the web is red-hot right now. So the two of us talked it over. Bonus: I say what I really feel about McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as a potential president. Heh: