Media Breathes Sigh of Relief
From watching the morning newscast on WBAL and from reading TalkingPointsMemo and FiveThirtyEight, there seems to be a palpable sense of relief that Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders didn’t win their respective party’s Iowa caucuses.
Also, even though it took the evangelical outsider Ted Cruz to beat the rage maestro Trump, Marco Rubio, a GOP candidate that currently seems acceptable to the GOP establishment, made a good showing of third on the GOP side.
The sense of anticipation that the election will finally start to follow a safe establishment Dem vs establishment Rep plotline seems just as pronounced in the so-called new or internet media. They seem no more inclined to want revolutionaries, and the prospect of real change, than are the mainstream media.