Kristol: facts are stupid things
Now that John McCain's post-RNC bounce has almost entirely dissipated, it's worth considering how his supporters might explain away a loss this November. Take it away, Bill Kristol!
[W]hy the foot-stamping snit by liberal journalists? Not because
"the press is being manipulated." Rather, because the American people
are resisting manipulation by the media.
For, as Kurtz goes on to say, the media "are increasingly
challenging false or questionable claims by the McCain campaign." In
other words, the media are going after McCain.
There you have it. In Kristol's world-view, when the press draws attention to the McCain campaign's affinity for falsehood, they're really pursuing an anti-McCain, anti-American agenda.