The media manage to be consistently unfair to the former Alaska governor — gossipy and hostile in their reportage, hysterical and condescending in their commentary — even as they follow her every move with a fascination bordering on obsession. Palin, meanwhile, officially despises the “lamestream” media. But press coverage — good, bad, whatever — is clearly the oxygen she craves. And her Twitter account reads like a constant plea for the most superficial sort of media attention. It’s a grim spectacle on both sides, and last week’s pointless controversy was a particularly low point.