This McKay Coppins story in Buzzfeed is pretty interesting. Not so much because it unpacks the Obama hating wingnut craziness that we are all too familiar with, but because I couldn’t stop thinking about my own reaction to George W. Bush and the utter impossibility of his re-election when EVERYONE knew how terrible he was.
In this section it is easy for me to swap the names out and see an unflattering picture of myself in the mirror.
“I think the right media may have erred,” Dan Riehl, a contributor to Breitbart News and longtime proprietor of Riehl World News, told BuzzFeed a week after the election. “I think we let Obama get into our heads and we wound up campaigning against him, rather than for the things we believe in.”
I typically hate stories that try to draw comparisons between the left media and the right media because they are based on lazy desire of media types to try and make everything even-stephen. But there is something here.