David Brooks has a column this morning arguing that rancid radio and caustic cable shows really don’t have much power and that the GOP leadership should ignore them. Of course, Rush Limbaugh shot back, arguing that more people listen to him than read Brook’s column. That may be true. But Brook’s article has one line in his column, referring to GOP politicians, that I think is brilliant.
They mistake media for reality.
Now you might argue that reality has nothing to do with legislation or elections for that matter. I’ll leave it to you to argue with Brooks.