1. DrLeoStrauss says

    True. Some do it better than others. Compare the Fox machine with the largely unwatchable MSNBC stuff. A tribute to Ailes’ malign insight about a television network as Ur political entity.

    Perhaps we show our age, but it is hard to take seriously a bunch of kids on MSNBC lecturing about their latest Teh Google searches on macro-economic inflation and deflation approaches.

    Or Maddow’s constant assumption that because something is new to her it is de facto new to her audience. It’s narcissism (in the technical form, not a lifestyle dog whistle – we’re libertarian on that score among consenting adults) purified with pedanticism.

    Oh well. That’s what On Demand is for — as MSNBC’s parent would say.

  2. jwb says

    If the media declares that Perry has the best stump speech, Perry would have the best stump speech even if he never delivered one. On certain matters—and barring some very concrete evidence to the contrary stump speeches fall in the class—the media does more or less determine our political reality.

  3. DrLeoStrauss says

    So many reporters and pundits yammering this weekend that Perry has the best stump speech without hearing it.

  4. DrLeoStrauss says

    Nice turns of phrase. No argument re hapless Democrats. In 2011 it’s all rather late anyway as he notes.

  5. DrLeoStrauss says

    If you’ve come here looking for some ephemeral bleats about a meaningless straw poll, this blog is not for you. Trust me.

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