In the aftermath of the revolt against the Palin/McCain campaign kicking reporters out of the photo opps Sarah Palin is holding at the UN today, there’s a larger question that remains. Why is the corporate media continuing to subsidize John McCain’s free photo opps by having staff on his bus and plane? It costs a fortune to have reporters embedded with the candidates. And for what purpose? When you travel with Palin and McCain you will not ever be permitted to pose a single question. You are window dressing, there to take pictures and parrot the Palin/McCain message of the day. That’s it. Sometimes Palin and McCain let you send a producer in to the meeting – not a real reporter, just a producer. Why not just send your mother? Why is the media putting up with this? Just pull your staff from the bus (well, van) and plane. You people serve no more purpose than FOX News. You’re there to parrot what Palin and McCain want you to parrot. Stop it. CNN and CBS took a good first step today, by pulling their reporters from a phony Palin photo opp. Now it’s time to go for the Full Monty. Pull your reporters from coverage of the McCain campaign until Palin and McCain start acting like big boys and girls, like potential future leaders of the free world. McCain’s voters don’t read your papers, they don’t watch your news. Yet for some reason, you keep sucking up to them. Stop it. They’re playing you for fools.