Mark Leibovich on “Media Bashing 101”

From today’s Week in Review section in the New York Times:

    Sarah Palin’s national opening last week was judged an unqualified success by the media elite, even though much of her debut speech Wednesday night was devoted to whacking the media elite.

    “I’ve learned quickly, these past few days, that if you’re not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone,” Governor Palin of Alaska said, drawing the wildest applause of what would be the raucous night of the Republican convention.

    Ms. Palin capped off a succession of speakers, — Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee — who took turns pummeling their favorite target, the news media, which in turn gave the news media the chance to talk about its favorite subject all week (the news media).

Read the rest here (and an editor’s note: As a website for reporters about reporters, FishbowlDC kind of likes the Fishbowl/navel-gazing nature of reporters).