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  •  Mostly agree (4+ / 0-)
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    OldDragon, native, paz3, schnecke21

    The Republicans are relevant because of the press taking them seriously - and also because there is big money in staying in the "center" between the two parties, no matter where one party moves (see: David Broder, Tom Friedman, most Senate Blue Dogs, etc).

    Where I disagree is that I don't think the press has the capacity to realize they look like fools, at least not when it means challenging the right. Just look at their coverage of the Iraq War, the health care debate, Ken Starr and the Republican impeachment of a sitting President, etc.

    "Journalistic conventions make it hard for reporters to deal with a big, complicated lie." -- Michael Kinsley.

    by dcg2 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 07:11:17 AM PST

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    •  Also, there is a lot of narcissism involved. (0+ / 0-)

      Our media personages take themselves very seriously, and they are highly paid to look and sound authoritative. Doesn't matter whether what they are saying makes any rational sense or not.

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