Our celebrity culture has turned us all into armchair therapists who put even our president on the couch to analyze his personality flaws. But when the label of "detached" acquires a political spin, it's no longer just nonsense. It becomes dangerous.
Marc Thiessen said in Foreign Policy that Obama was putting national security at risk by killing too many terrorists, leaving precious few available for torture. Time to hire him to write crap op-eds for the Washington Post!
It's very difficult to get taken seriously in the media today, unless you were strongly beating a drum in favor of the Iraq misadventure. Getting it right still comes with consequences: a diminished share of the pundit-hole. Getting it wrong still comes with rewards.
Fred Hiatt has judged Obama guilty -- not so much for "telling the American people what they want to hear instead of what they need to hear," but for not "telling [them] anything they don't want to hear."