Carol Platt Liebau: Not So Mighty Memes

Monday, February 20, 2006

Not So Mighty Memes

Over at Real Clear Politics, John Leo points out the damage to Democrats that can be done by the MSM spreading what amounts to little more than wishful thinking.

This column corresponds to my long-held theory that in some ways, Republicans actually benefit from the easier ride Democrats get from the press. Before every election, for example, Democrats get a spate of stories about how things are looking up for them, only to be disappointed in the execution. Republicans know that they have to do twice as well for their efforts to be reported on half as well.

As a result, Republicans get sharpened up, Democrats get lulled into a false sense of complacency.

Although Republicans get a rougher ride from the MSM in general, it seems that the old saying is true: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.


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