Daniel Gross

Are Media Reluctant to Discuss Race as Factor Driving Obama Opposition?

Reading coverage of Wilsongate (Hecklegate?) and other recent coverage of conservative Southern politicians, it seems that articles like "What's the Matter With South Carolina" in Politico, or the New York Times piece about how the brothel-visiting Louisiana senator David Vitter manages to remain popular in Louisiana, "Obama Factors Plays to Vitter Advantage," are ignoring what strikes me as an obvious answer to the question they raise.