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Cole Campbell: Who Created the Frontrunner?

Cole Campbell, public journalist and former editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, asks at Jay Rosen’s PressThink:

Who created the frontrunner dethroned in Iowa for a new front runner?

His answer is reflected in his introduction:

It was the campaign press. But on the morning after, the campaign press pretends it does not exist.


In other words, just about everything you heard and read about the Iowa caucuses in November and December was wrong. Particularly those endless pieces about the importance of strong grass-roots organizations. The press would have done better if all the reporters had taken a long vacation.

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