Intriguing

Is Conservative Media Winning?

Some good food for thought from E.J. Dionne: “If you doubt that there is a conservative inclination in the media, consider which arguments you hear regularly and which you don't. When Rush Limbaugh sneezes or Newt Gingrich tweets, their views ricochet from the Internet to cable television and into the traditional media. It is remarkable how successful they are in setting what passes for the news agenda.” Democrats may be more than happy to see Rush Limbaugh elevated to the top of the Republican Party, “but the media play an independent role by regularly treating far-right views as mainstream positions and by largely ignoring critiques of Obama that come from elected officials on the left.”