Politico Editor: ‘Mainstream Media Tends to Be Quite Smitten with the Obamas’
7:42 AM, Sep 5, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Politico executive editor Jim VandeHei last night admitted that the "Mainstream media tends to be quite smitten with the Obamas."
"We just posted an item about the media’s reaction," said VandeHei. "Not a shocker here, Wolf Blitzer saying it was a grand slam; Chuck Todd saying that Michelle Obama owned this convention in a way no speaker owned the convention in Tampa, and David Gergen on CNN said if they have two more nights like this they could probably break this race open. The mainstream media tends to be quite smitten with the Obamas, so I don’t know if we should over interpret it but there’s no doubt that’s sort of how all the taste makers in media as we talk what it does have a way shaping certainly the coverage in the morning. So I think you can anticipate that tomorrow is going to be quite glowing."
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