Kurtz: McCain’s ‘cozy’ press relationship image is ‘rooted in reality.’

Today, Washington Post reporter Howie Kurtz talks about the press’s infatuation with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ):

In fact, most Americans agree with Kurtz. A recent New York Times/CBS News poll found that more people believe the media have been “easier” on McCain than both Sens. Barack Obama (D-IL) and Hillary Clinton (D-NY). Perhaps there’s a reason. Many mainstream news reporters have acknowledged that thus far in the campaign, they have yet to put McCain under tough scrutiny.