INVENTING THE CATFIGHT
Oh, how they dream: The mainstream news media seeks to foment discord between Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann, should the former Alaska governor and Minnesota Republican both run for the White House. Imagine. The obsessed press perhaps envisions a catfight between the politicians they bill as tea party “darlings,” their coverage a veritable showcase for tacky prose, snide commentary and unchecked speculation.
What if they were both liberal Democrats? Awestruck journalists would frame them as Athena-like, or warrior goddesses, anyway. Then again, the same press would be flummoxed