a face in the crowd
True, all pundits mis-overestimated the Republican base. But as the General Election de facto now begins, Shrum & Frum discuss Trump's cumulative "Joseph Welch" moment due to four re-enforcing events: Clinton's pounding, Trump U fraud of average people, attack on a "Mexican" judge, and media shift from complicit to critical. Then: We analyze trends and odds for anticipating Nov 8. And is an implosion more likely than a comeback?
Campaigning began in earnest this week for New York's primary, just as season eight of "The Real Housewives of New York" debuted as well. The episodes are sure to be full of brawling, fighting, back-stabbing, name calling, Twitter wars, gossip mongering, and "I'm better than the others." Do these plots sound familiar?
"The movies have gotten there before us."
For more on Griffith's death, click here. For more on "A Face in the Crowd," check out James Wolcott's excellent 2007 Vanity
In today's Wilshire & Washington, the pundits take on the punditry! With special guest Matt Lewis, conservative analyst and
Glenn Beck is not so much an Everyman as he is the worst in every man.
Television politics does not attempt to convey who might be best at being president but rather who has the best slogans and can get the best ratings.