These quotes are from Will Lester of AP on Saturday, July 29, 2006 —
of Karl Rove at George Washington University.
“Some decry the professional role of politics , they would like to see it disappear,” Rove told graduating students at the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. “Some argue political professionals are ruining American politics _ trapping candidates in daily competition for the news cycle instead of long-term strategic thinking in the best interest of the country.”
“It’s odd to me that most of these critics are journalists and columnists,” he said. “Perhaps they don’t like sharing the field of play. Perhaps they want to draw attention away from the corrosive role their coverage has played focusing attention on process and not substance.”
But he said voters are able to watch campaigns and candidates closely and “this messy and imperfect process has produced great leaders.”
That is a nice way of sayng that the voters are not fooled by the old media with staffs made up of liberal, socialist journalists who in recent poles vote 95 percent for the Democrat ticket.
A major reason daily newspapers are shedding voters is because of their staffs’ arrogance and non-stop spin. Like one-hit wonders of the pop-rock industry, they really can’t come up with a new tune.