November 2, 2011

THE HILL: Senate GOP rips media for Cain story, alleges double standard. As I keep asking: Would Jonathan Martin, Maggie Haberman, Anna Palmer and Kenneth Vogel have put their names on a similar piece, with no named sources, aimed at Barack Obama? Would Politico have run it?

Related: Cain hopes to profit from negative press.

You know who really could have profited here? Perry, Romney, et al. If they had gone after the media — just saying what Pro Publica said about this lame story would have been fine, and perfectly safe — they would have reaped real gains. The Republican primary electorate will look favorably on candidates who stand up against the media, as opposed to those who go along with the media attacks on other Republicans. Just ask Tim Pawlenty.