The media really is freaking out over Golf-gate... at least, to the extent they're willing to get truly upset with Barack Obama about anything. Yesterday brought a really remarkable Politico article about "Obama the Puppet Master." I picked it apart in depth here; suffice to say, it's a marvel of passive-aggressive resentment mixed with admiration.
Taken with other media anguish about Obama ordering them off the golf course, it might also be a very low-caliber shot across the bow at the White House - "even you can only abuse us so much, Mr. Obama." Above all, it's a limited mea culpa designed to shift the blame for media bias, peppered with repeated insistence that conservatives have it all wrong. The media's not serving as willing cheerleaders for a President they ardently support. No, they've been seduced by Obama's awesome media manipulation skills and advanced technology! They're really the victims here. They're basically American heroes for bravely stepping forward and softly muttering about the way they've been treated for the last four years... months after Obama's second term was secure.