The folks at the LA Times Blog realize the absurdity of the Obama team clearing itself, and respond with this headline: Obama team probe of Obama team finds no Obama team impropriety
Not getting the absurdity, the News & Observer treats the findings as something to take seriously. John and Carolina describes the N&O's headlines:
"The front page of the 12/24 N&O has a small lead-in headline in bold and capitals:
BLAGOJEVICH CONTACT CALLED CLEAN"That's followed by, in normal size and print:
Emmanuel was the only one of Obama's team to have a direct talk, but there was no dealing, internal report concludes"Readers are then directed to more of the story on pg 3A. There, the two-column-wide headlines read:
Contact with Blagojevich called clean"But of course."
Internal inquiry finds only 'innocent' discussions
with the Illinois leader over Obama's Senate seat