If-Asked-Don't-Tell - is a policy position reserved for the formerely-unbiased press of suddenly being "blind-deaf-and dumb" about any recognition of wrongdoing, unethical behavior, or corruption by any noteworthy liberal.
It especially applies to any politician that was ideologically (or even financially) supported by that same news media "opinion machine" - and relates to the "separation of press and state".
Q - "Did you hear about the Democrat Congressman who..?"
A - "Shhhh - we have an If-Asked-Don't-Tell policy and I can't comment on that - and I have a deadline for a Palin expose'.."
(Similar to the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy regarding sexual deviance - except that it applies to a deviation from ethics and good journalism - or both)