Thursday, November 25, 2004

A Democrat admits the obvious

Wizbang links to amazing admission by Representative Sanchez (D-CA) on CNN regarding why the Democrats lost this year's election. Here is the entire quote that Wizbang copied:

SANCHEZ: I agree with Jesse. I agree with my colleague. I believe that we made mistakes. The media certainly is not in our hands any longer, and, in particular, radio talk shows where that is completely in the opposition's hands, and they use it effectively against us.

BLITZER: But, Loretta, when you say the media -- when you say the media is not in your hands, are you saying that ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN are hostile to Democrats?

SANCHEZ: No, that's not what I said. I'm saying that -- if you would let me finish -- that the majority of people are now receiving a lot of their information out of radio. And the radio isn't in the hands of the Democrats anymore.

Many years ago, the Republicans made a very effective play. They sat down. They made a strategy. They decided they were going to put big thinktanks around, that they were going to fund them. They decided that they would buy radio, that they would use that to talk to people. And people drive in their cars, they're listening to the radio all the time. They're getting a lot of information that way.

You know, networks are losing -- you know, they're getting less and less viewership.

Wizbang's commentary is good also. We don't often see an admission from a Democratic leader that they consider even a part of the media to be or to have been in their "hands". It is telling that she believes that the Republicans somehow have radio "in their hands" the same way. She and the other Democrats have no conception of how a real grassroots movement begins and operates.

This commentary has a place in the ultimate history of how the new media and talk radio overthrew the MSM.

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