The Iron Narrative
Mike Lux extends the argument that E.J. Dionne made in the Washington Post about the alternate reality the media covered in August, and the actual reality on the ground. It's an important piece, give it a read.
We still have a media wired for conservatism and based on the celebrity model of building up heroes only to knock them down. This is troubling for the progressive movement. We still don't have a big enough megaphone to influence this outcome, and indeed our progressive validators in the media get major ratings out of mocking the insanity instead of offering the real stories, for example, of why we need health care reform.
I haven't figured out the answer to this puzzle.