Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Combatting the Big Megaphone

On CNN, Dana Bash just said something to the effect that Democrats have a tough job ahead of them to combat the "big megaphone" that Bush has (his Thursday speech). People hate George Bush and hate this war. 6 weeks of media-led propaganda about how Petraeus was somehow going to change the debate hasn't moved public opinion at all. A prime time speech by a hated president with negative charisma and speaking skills isn't going to move public opinion.

But you can see how much media coverage influences the "who's up, who's down" CW thinking in Washington. Petraeus is up! Democrats are down! Who cares what the voters actually think, we've got a David Broder column to read...