This is really absurd. Democratic Pollster Doug Schoen goes on Warren Olney’s NPR show to back Fox News and talk smack about the netroots. As Matt Stoller points out he manages not to mention during this that he’s actually a paid contributor to Fox News. He’s also business partners with Mark Penn, pollster to Hillary Clinton and the DLC.
It’s a dirty, dirty businss out there in the consulting world. Sundry “strategists” appear on television, disclosing neither their business relationships with candidates nor their business relationships with corporate clients nor, in this case, their business relationships with conservative media outlets. And yet, any candidate who the consultants don’t like will have a heck of a hard time getting DSCC or DCCC support for his campaigns. So everybody just plays along quietly.