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The Media’s Tea Party Moment


I write about the medias reaction to the AP subpoena in Politico today:

Rarely has the White House briefing room so resembled the main ballroom at a meeting of Conservative Political Action Conference.

When he woke up on Tuesday morning, White House press secretary Jay Carney probably thought that he would have to deal with querulous reporters pressing him on all fronts. Little did he know he’d really have to confront citizens bristling with anger over perceived encroachments on their rights by an overweening government.

At times, Carney must have wondered whether he had wandered into a congressional town hall circa 2009 with himself in the role of the late Arlen Specter and the reporters as the tea partiers.


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