The media wraps John McCain in its arms and protects Widdle John from the tough questions.
On [CNN's] Ballot Bowl, Jim Acosta reported on an appearance by Sen. John McCain at his former high school in Virginia in which a student asked McCain to clarify why he was visiting the school if not for political reasons. Acosta claimed that the student "apparently ... started heckling the senator" and twice referred to her as a "heckler." In fact, the question came during a question-and-answer session, and, according to a transcript of the event, McCain called on the student.
NBC's Chris Matthews: "The press loves McCain. We're his base."