Who is out of step with the country, really?
We get our sense of where the country is at largely from the media. When elections and opinion polls tell a different story, we have to ask questions about the media. FAIR has put out an critique of the news media’s analysis of the Democrats’ electoral victories of this week. A major theme of news coverage is that election night was a victory for conservative democrats who will move the party rightward, and that they were strategically opposed to anti-war democrats. FAIR argues that this is in fact a distortion, citing exit polls showing the majority of voters were against the war and looking at the actual positions of winning candidates on traditional democratic issues.