- The politicization of the celebrity magazines, in which Us Weekly faced a backlash for its tabloidy Sarah Palin "Babies, Lies & Scandal" cover and OK! immediately pulled a Fox News Channel and started buttering up the Palins.
- The politicization of magazine photo shoots and editor-freelancer relationships, starting with the Atlantic's messy incident with Jill Greenberg, the photographer who repurposed shots from a John McCain shoot to attack the Republican presidential candidate.
- The overpoliticization of MSNBC, where the anchors were supposed to hurl partisan attacks among each other, not toward one another.
- The fair and unfair criticism of the Associated Press' more pointed political coverage.
So pretty much wherever you are in the media food chain, you now have to work extra hard to keep everything fair and balanced, or biased to no more and no less than the degree (and direction) prescribed.
Consider that fair warning, Cute Overload!
(NBC photo via Times)