The Death of the Media
It’s really rare that the so-called liberal media lays their cards clearly on the table, so this is really breath-taking in the extreme to me:
“The conventional wisdom among Clinton’s supporters is that Clinton is invincible, because she has already weathered all the storms of media scrutiny. She has been in the public eye for 25 years and endured countless controversies, from Whitewater to Lewinsky to Benghazi. The book has been thrown at her, and the book lost.”
“This argument overlooks two important factors: First, the national media have never been more primed to take down Hillary Clinton (and, by the same token, elevate a Republican candidate). Even before she announced her presidential bid, The New York Times alone had publishedmore than 40 articles related to her private email account, spurring other stories across the national print, digital and television media. Since announcing her bid, the national media have spent the bulk of their time investigating potential lines of influence between Clinton Foundation donations/speaking fees and Clinton’s actions as secretary of state. The Times, The Washington Post and others even struck deals for early access to anti-Clinton research.”
This reporting is from idjit media reporter Dylan Byers at the aptly-dubbed Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) via the always essential-to-read Karoli at Crooks and Liars.
Needless to say, Byers seems confused about the nature of Politico which for better or worse is now part of the National Media, even if it is in the “Some say,” Some said genre of enuendo and rumors. So Dylan: heal thyself, you mendacious twit.