Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the New York Times, really went out of her way to dispel allegations of mainstream media bias in this article:
It’s easy to look at what’s happening in Washington DC and despair. That’s why I carry a little plastic Obama doll in my purse. I pull him out every now and then to remind myself that the United States had a progressive, African American president until very recently. Some people find this strange, but you have to take comfort where you can find it in Donald Trump’s America.
“Some people find this strange.” Well, not “strange” as much as confirmation of what’s assumed about the mainstream media.
Rumor has it Chris Matthews carries an Obama doll around with him too, except Chris’s is inflatable.