The Arrogant and Clueless Mainstream Media
So Bill O’Reilly says Newt Gingrich is doing well bashing the media -- will that strategy work in a general election, he wants to know?
When Bill asked me about that I told him the strategy won’t work as well in the general election, because bashing the media obviously goes over best with conservatives who vote in Republican primaries. But, and this is an important but … even Democrats and independents know the so-called mainstream media cheat.
A Pew Poll that came out right before the last presidential election showed that 90 percent of Republicans thought reporters were rooting for Barack Obama to win. Okay, no surprise there.
But 62 percent of Democrats and (coincidentally) 62 percent of independents thought the exact same thing. “In the current  campaign,” the study concluded, “Republicans, Democrats and independents all feel that the media want to see Obama win the elction.”
In other words – if other words are really needed – except for clueless liberal journalists, just about everybody knows that the mainstream media are rooting for Obama – and voters know that’s wrong. They know that reporters aren't supposed to take sides. That pulling for one guy over the other is not what journalism is supposed to be about.
So, while going after biased liberal journalists works best with conservative Republican voters, it is far from irrelevant with Democrats and independents.
Most liberal journalists don’t get any of this. The Pew Poll means nothing to them. Their arrogance makes them less and less relevant with each passing day. And they don’t believe that, either.
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