The Media Freak-Out: Now that they realize Clinton is hardly a shoo-in, the liberal media is panicking at the prospect of President Trump

The Media Freak-Out: Now that they realize Clinton is hardly a shoo-in, the liberal media is panicking at the prospect of President Trump, by Rich Lowry.

We are in the midst of an epic media freak-out.

It is a subset of a larger liberal panic over Donald Trump’s strength in the general election. The mood of the center-left is, “America, how dare you?” The outraged incomprehension is seeping into and, increasingly, driving the coverage of the race.

The freak-out began a few weeks ago when Donald Trump started to close the polling gap with Hillary Clinton, and picked up intensity as the race essentially became a tie. The media is going to be in a perpetual state of high anxiety and dudgeon until Election Day. …

[I]t is galling since the media is collectively deciding to give up on an objectivity that it never had. … [I]t speaks to a certain contempt for the media’s fellow citizens, who are presumed incapable of rationally evaluating the candidates without its thumb on the scale.