At The Washington Post, when Democrats are kicked unceremoniously out of office, it can only mean one thing: Democracy died in darkness.
Take Sen. Stephen Sweeney, the powerful Democrat leader of the state Senate in New Jersey. Absolutely no one thought he would lose to a Republican who was a trucker and had a tiny campaign treasury.
Paul Farhi, a veteran media reporter at the Post, diagnosed the problem in a story headlined, “How the media missed a New Jersey senate candidate’s racist social media posts — until he’d already won.” A more accurate headline would be, “How the media failed to help a Democrat win (because no one thought he would lose).”
Farhi insisted Ed Durr “had a history of posting bigoted, misogynistic and derogatory comments on