"Yes, of course, had Bush done that, it would have been front page news on the lamestream media, complete with videos, as was the case when Bush walked to the wrong door to leave a room, but with the hands-off Obama approach, it didn't even merit a comment by the three major news agencies"
I think the only thing that's new is that the rest of the world are becoming aware of just how illogically and perversely partisan a certain segment of US society has become. Sure, there are many people who disagree with Obama's policies, and disagree politely and with cogent argument - that's only to be expected in any democratic society.
But there's also a sizeable chuck of society who seem hell bent on rabid hatred at any cost. That's kind of sad - sad for society I mean, not for Obama.
Why does the press ignore faux pas by Obama when they didn't do the same for Bush? Easy. They respect him, they know full well he isn't a buffoon like Bush, who was just asking to be teased all the time. Obama has a gravitas, humility and diplomatic ability which has been sadly lacking in many US politicians for a long time, and is absent entirely from pop-idol Palin for instance.
The press don't focus on silly all too human foibles unless they sense they are dealing with someone who is weak. For instance, morally weak like Clinton, intellectually weak like Bush, or morally, intellectually and politically weak like Palin.
In Obama the press know full well they are dealing with a seriously great man - they are sensible enough to have figured out that by trying to ridicule him in a petty way they will just make themselves look stupid.
While the press and media may be savvy, unfortunately this isn't something that a sizeable segment of the US population have figured out. Or maybe they are just blinded by Sarah's flashing smile and shark's teeth.