Oh no fucking kidding. Could you imagine the stern looks Lester Holt would have given his viewers when talking about what a violation that was? Could you imagine the weird wall of teeth possessed by Savannah Guthrie being bared at us while she showed her moral outrage?Can you imagine the apoplectic rage media coverage of the death of Anwar Al-Awlaki and his son would be if Obama had a (R) next to his name? They never want to take responsibility, but the ass-kissing the media gave to Obama is a huge part of why the progressive wing got so disillusioned with party leadership and shouty in 2016, and a huge part of the radical Justice Democrat movement the DNC has to deal with now came about.
(It's shocking how hard it was to find a picture of her making that face, considering if you watch her interview someone she's making that face the entire time)