Barack Obama is not having a particularly good week with his friends in the mainstream media. First the editors of Newsweek crowned him (literally, with a rainbow hued halo) “The First Gay President”. Then CBS/N.Y. Times released their latest poll, which showed him behind Romney 43 – 46 — And this was a call-back poll of voters who had previously placed Obama in the lead. Today, Dana Milbank in the WaPo dubs Obama “the first female president”, mocking him for being the commencement speaker at all-female Barnard College and then rushing off to yet another guest appearance on “The View”. Being eviscerated by conservatives for adopting the most extreme liberal positions possible on social issues is one thing and to be expected, but being emasculated by your friends who share those extreme views is quite another.