Not stating the obvious:
Jonathan Chait, in a post-election essay writes
Among the intelligentsia, a handful of thinkers have started to argue that the failure of the Bush administration calls for a rethinking of conservatism. But the most powerful institutions of the right--Fox News, talk radio, National Review, The Weekly Standard, the Wall Street Journal editorial page, and the major right-wing think tanks--remain firmly in the hands of conservatives who see the events of the last eight years as a vindication of their ideology.
What do Fox News, The Weekly Standard
, and the Wall Street Journal
have in common?
FN, WS, and WSJ aren't everything, but they comprise a pretty big piece of the media pie.
And let's not forget the New York Post
(regional, but sets the tone for many right-wing radio shows, especially Hannity).
“We need to be honest about the level of failure for the past eight years and why Republican government didn’t succeed,” said Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker, who has played an increasingly assertive role in the debate over the party’s future. “Otherwise, we’ll get back in power again and do the same things again.”
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