In a way you might say this op-ed by Bill Keller of the NY Times is rather brave. Why? Because he actually, kinda, sorta, criticizes President Obama.
It’s even called “Obama’s Fault,” although I’m not quite sure why, because it contains only the mildest of criticisms of Obama coupled with the usual “but it’s all the Republicans’ fault, really” litany after each statement, like a sort of one-man call-and-response. And some of that criticism of Obama is of the commonly-seen “he’s just too nice and didn’t stand up to the evil Republicans” variety.
Something seems to have gotten Keller’s goat, though. Is it the fact that Obama has played hardball with a few beloved journalists such as Woodward? Is Keller throwing his weight around a teeny bit to let Obama know who’s boss, and that the Times could get tougher with him if it wanted to?