Liberal Media Takes Aim at Conservative Media
10:45 AM, Nov 12, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
With the election over, members of the mainstream media are now claiming victory over the conservative media. Jonathan Martin of Politico writes about how insular Republicans were blindsided by the Democrats' success last week and chalks it up to "Kaelism"--recalling the movie critic Pauline Kael's claim in the 1972 landslide election that she only knew one Nixon voter. Here's an excerpt:
Truth is, there were many in the conservative media warning that Mitt Romney was not running a winning campaign. And plenty of mainstream media folks, including Martin himself, were reporting the presidential race as tight and too close to call in the finals weeks and days of the election.
Martin includes a list of assumptions that only conservative media consumers hold. "In this reassuring conservative pocket universe, Rasmussen polls are gospel, the Benghazi controversy is worse than Watergate, 'Fair and Balanced' isn’t just marketing and Dick Morris is a political seer," he writes.
It's worth noting that there has been lots of interest outside of the "conservative pocket universe" in what exactly the Obama administration knew and how it acted in minutes, hours, days, and weeks after the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi. And just because Politico has been slow to cover the Benghazi terror attack, that doesn't mean there is not deserved interest in the story.