Pat Caddell on Media Narratives: ‘Everyone Is Allowed to Keep Failing If Their Message Is Right’

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Concerning the mainstream media, political pollster and analyst Pat Caddell told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Monday, “Everyone is allowed to keep failing if your message is right.”

Caddell pointed out that, post-election, no one in major media was fired or demoted for getting the election so wrong. “None of them have been fired. Are you kidding?” he said. “The pollsters who are bad,” he continued, “what are they doing? They’re back with new polls this week.”

Caddell and Marlow also discussed the elevation of Stephen Hayes to editor at the Weekly Standard, despite his having gotten so much so wrong throughout the presidential election of 2016:

 The news that the Weekly Standard has appointed Stephen Hayes editor-in-chief has caused some to wonder if former editor and consistent Trump critic Bill Kristol all but made himself toxic for the publication’s masthead.

Whether that’s true, or not, may depend upon one’s view of all things Washington — and Trump; however, it’s difficult to see how Hayes represents much of a change in that regard given his long list of failed prognostications and analysis during the course of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Caddell stated Monday, “The media has forgotten that the election even happened. They are giving no ground on anything.”

“It is clear to me now” added Caddell, “that this war … and it’s going to be a war. President Trump is going to find himself in a constant war with the mainstream media over the issue of who rules America.”

Caddell asked, rhetorically, “Do the American people have a right to the sovereignty of their own country, or does the political class have a God-given, inherent right to reign over the rest of us, I suppose?”

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