They media (print and television) have completely lost any semblence of impartiality. The overwhelming media support given to Obama should have embarassed even Barbra Steisand. Thanks to the media and the incredible unpopularity of George Bush, we now have the least vetted President-elect since the advent of radio.
Any criticism of Obama's history was branded as racist while SNL could say anything about McCain/Palin (even ridiculing an autistic child) which were reported as news the next day. It is interesting that SNL has been criticized for their take on Gov. David Paterson but, of course, people from his party are off limits.