Back on November 8th, I wrote:
Once the press signaled very early on this year that it was going to play favorites–and really play them hard, it was very, very smart of Bush’s team to simply ignore them, and end-run their messages past the legacy media. I don’t know how much Bush and company could have predicted it, but it had the effect of absolutely driving the press mad, causing them to crank out absurdly biased piece after absurdly biased piece to the point where faked stuff like RatherGate started happening. Added all together with Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, the sheer weight of much of press’ negative coverage simply canceled itself out in the public’s eye.
Yesterday, Brent Bozell, linking to the Media Research Center