Look, the fact that Tony Snow has cancer is really horrible for him and his family, but this morning about 53 people were blown up in Iraq. Yet, the first five questions in the White House press conference were all about Snow's cancer, the size of the cancer, whether the President would visit him, etc. The mainstream press simply because they see Tony Snow everyday abdicates their position of privilege in the White House press room and ignores the continued chaos in Iraq.
All sense of proportion is thrown out, for no good reason.
UPDATE: And yes, for you homegamers, Dan Riehl isan idiot.