You’re Fired! The Media Doesn’t Get to Pick the Democratic Nominee Anymore 1/8/08Posted by Steve Boriss in DemNomination.
My article this week at Pajamas Media notes the historic importance of this year’s Iowa Caucus — it confirmed that the mainstream media’s control over the selection of the Democratic nominee has ended permanently. The media for decades has been acting more like a political party than news professionals, using biased coverage to steer Democratic voters to the center-left candidate with whom journalists and Beltway elites felt most comfortable. But, a two-year-old prophesy by MSNBC’s Howard Fineman was fulfilled last week. Based on the career-ending thrashing Dan Rather received from the blogosphere over a forged, anti-Bush memo, Fineman declared that the “American Mainstream Media Party” (AMMP) was over. Iowa proved him right. Read more at Pajamas Media.