Quote Of The Day
“Reporters donâ€™t exist to merely dutifully take down what politicians like Palin say and repeat it verbatim. They exist to force politicians to answer questions that they wouldnâ€™t otherwise have to answer. The idea, personified by Palinâ€™s comment, that politicians should be able to â€œgo over the mediaâ€™s headâ€ and limit their communication with the public to a couple of meaningless stump speeches serves not to help the public but to reinforce the idea that politicians are an elite class who should be above having to answer to mere journalists.”
– Doug over at Below The Beltway on Palin’s laughably bad anti-media strategy.
What’s unbelievable/sad is this strategy actually snows the Republican base.
I welcome the day when it doesn’t.