Defeat the Press

Is it a loser's strategy for McCain and Palin to run against the media? Actually, it would be insanity not to

Illustration by Francisco Caceres McCain and Palin: Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty

The Republican National Convention (RNC) heaped scorn not just on Barack Obama but also on his running mate, who apparently goes by the name Themedia Elite. And no wonder, because this Themedia Elite guy sounds like a tool. Incredibly sexist. Incorrigibly liberal. Laughs at regular folks. Windsurfs on a board made of arugula.

Well, John McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, made it clear that she was not running to seek Themedia Elite's approval. Palin, who majored in journalism but has since seen the error of her ways, not only out-celebritied Obama but also showed him how real...

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