From Media Matters:
During Wednesday's convention coverage, CNN's Jeffrey Toobin and Carl Bernstein seemed fed up with their own profession:Sadly, they don't have the video clip there. If anyone knows where to find it, please post it in the comments.
SOLEDAD O'BRIEN (CNN host): Do you think it matters at all -- anyone can jump in on this -- that President [Bill] Clinton will not stay for Barack Obama's speech on Thursday?
TOOBIN: Nothing. Who cares? My God, we fixate on these ridiculous little things.
O'BRIEN: Well, I'm not -- I didn't --
TOOBIN: I mean, I just think it's ridiculous. Who cares whether he's there or not?
O'BRIEN: OK, I asked that tone -- that question in a nice tone, and you're jumping on me.
BERNSTEIN: No, I think -- I think it's part of a larger question, and that is: What is the role of the press, particularly cable news, in this election? And at what point do we tip to a kind of minute picking apart and tea-leaf reading? I'm not even saying your question is --
O'BRIEN: I don't take it personally, don't worry.
BERNSTEIN: -- is -- but I think -- and it's the evening news shows, as well, but I -- and on the Web -- but I think that we need more perspective. We need to step back.
BERNSTEIN: I think we ought to stop telling people what they need to do.