As the Dean frenzy heats up, Brent Bozell noted a virtual Howard Dean Blackout on the network news from his election in February into June.
This might be unsurprising if the DNC boss was a little-known party functionary like Joe Andrew. (Remember him? He led the DNC from 1999 to 2001.) But Howard Dean was a huge national star, the one-time presumed Democratic nominee for president, emblazoned across the covers of news magazines. How can Dean accepting the DNC job provide him about as much publicity as if he’d joined Al Gore in teaching part-time at Middle Tennessee State? A smart man down the hall noted Pat Robertson hasn’t run for national office since 1988, and up until now the liberal media still gave his gaffes more attention than Dean’s.