Sunday, May 25, 2008


John Harris in The Politico writes that the flap over Hillary Clinton's remark about Bobby Kennedy is a symptom of the media's decline but doesn't quite admit that Politico is part of the problem. Clinton's boo-boo wasn't in what she said, but in how the (wingnut) media would react to it:
But it was also clear that Clinton’s error was not in saying something beyond the pale but in saying something that pulled from context would sound as if it were beyond the pale.

Harris mentions that Politico broke the John Edwards/$400 haircut, which got (and is still mentioned) enormous play on wingnut radio and FAUX News, and then makes this obviously false claim:
Politicians know that as long as they have a base of support they can probably ride out any story confident that the pack will soon move on.

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