Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Roy Moore’s Last Push: It’s Me or the ‘Lynch Mob Media’

By The Daily Beast, Dec. 12, 2017

MIDLAND CITY, Alabama—A Roy Moore victory over Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate special election would represent a major victory for President Donald Trump. But it would be an absolute triumph for some of the conservative press.

As much as any candidate, it is the press corps that is on the ballot on Tuesday. Exposés by The Washington Post turned what was supposed to be a sleepy contest in one of the most conservative states in the country into a political battleground. Since then, the primary question being asked of voters, and pushed by conservative media sympathetic to Moore, has been: Do you—can you—believe the sexual-misconduct allegations that you have read?

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