Jumping the Shark, NY Times Style:

A one-sided article criticizing McCain is not unexpected. Given that he is at least temporarily the front-runner, it may not even be a sign of political bias, but of the extra scrutiny and criticism that front-runners often get. But this?

On Friday on "The View," generally friendly territory for politicians, one co-host, Joy Behar, criticized [McCain's] new advertisements. "We know that those two ads are untrue," Ms. Behar said. "They are lies. And yet you, at the end of it, say, 'I approve these messages.' Do you really approve them?"

Wikipedia [yes, I know, but there's plenty of evidence that Behar is liberal, and the comment about the administration has a valid citation] tells us that "Behar stands on the left side of the political aisle and is in favor of taxpayer-funded embryonic stem-cell research and is also in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, among other liberal positions. She has expressed her opposition to the war in Iraq.... Behar recently referred to the Bush administration as 'liars and murderers.'" Nevertheless, the Times not only featured Behar's criticism of McCain prominently in its story (without noting her political allegiances), but even ran an accompanying picture of McCain on "The View" with a caption repeating Behar's claims.

Next in the New York Times: Barbra Streisand calls John McCain "a big doodoo head."