I began the morning with Arianna Huffington on CNN’s Reliable Sources. Much time was spent on Arianna’s favorite whipping boy, Fox News, though host Howard Kurtz was as always an excellent guarantor of equal time. I will summarize in a column tomorrow.
The subject I most enjoyed was the MSM’s continuing inability to figure out what powers the appeal of Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and the rest of conservative media plus the Tea Party movement. My Washington Examiner colleague Mark Tapscott provides a lot of the answer here.
Palin is now to the right what Al Gore has become to the left, and she is going to get better and better at the role of messenger from the base.