sorry, the press is liberal. the majority are registered dems and the majority of their donations go to dems. i agree that they are opportunists, but still liberal. all that you say about clinton is true, but most took their time investigating the stories about him. when a conservative does something bad, it's front page news. a liberal? it gets shoved to the back somewhere. they repeat endlessly things like "honest mistake" when it comes to a dems misbehavior, but make (literally) a federal case out of bad behavior from a conservative. they went after scooter libby, but never a word about the real story with armitage. they never investigated in depth the story about plame and husband. they accepted what they were told.
consider the difference in the way the treated palin and biden. there is so much crap in bidens family that was never reported, yet they descended like a hoard on alaska trying to dig up stuff on palin. when they didn't find things, they reported rumor. not a word about bidens son and his activities, but pages about palins pregnant daughter.
they showed no interest in obamas associations in ill, and made excuses for rev wright. instead, they went after mccains wife and her past addiction.
i agree that they will go after obama, but it will be because he makes them mad. he will not show the proper appreciation for what they have done for him. it will take some time. they don't want their creation to fail, so they will do their best for awhile to prop him up....if he needs it.
there are two reasons people don't recognize bias. one is that they have been fed news this way for so long, it seems normal to them. the other is that we do not teach kids to recognize it in stories. i remember taking journalism classes where we took article after article and evaluated the writing. one word can slant a story and the reader does not even realize it unless they know to look for bias.
last, consider the NYT. it has become nothing more than a liberal rag. they no longer report news on the front page, they editorialize as a substitute. FDR would have shut them down, thrown the editors in jail, and charged them with treason.