Fox News And Jerome Corsi, Living In The Past

In terms of affecting the race, in terms of gumming up the works for the Obama campaign, The Obama Nation, has so far been a bust. What happened? How did a sure-fire follow-up hit turn into such a trouble-plagued production? And why isn't Fox News' Swift Boat formula working?

Simple. Both Corsi and the Fox News team are living in the past and failed to realize how dramatically the media landscape has shifted since the shady Swift Boat accusers were able to deftly use the media to spread their lies. The progressive movement has spent the last four years bulking up its infrastructure, and specifically readying itself to respond to media-driven attacks from the right. Also, Fox News' competitors, seeing the channel's once-dominant ratings slip away, realize they no longer have to take their cues from the Fox News lead.

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