Hugh Hewitt's plea for even tighter epistemic closure on the right:
Last week, Politico announced that Nancy Reagan was going to host the first Republican nominee debate at the Reagan Library in the spring of 2011, and that Politico and NBC would be asking the questions. I wrote a column that said that’s a terrible idea. Not only is it too early, but I don’t think that we should cede the right to select the Republican nominee, or at least ask those questions at the beginning, to MSM. It ought to be different kinds of journalists.
By "different kinds" he means a panel comprised of "Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Medved"! It's like Stalin being grilled by the Politburo. Bill Kristol is in agreement and wants Hewitt asking the tough questions:
You live right near the Reagan Library. What are they getting, what, are they going to fly in some NBC guy and Politico guy? It’s really ridiculous.
Palin led the way by refusing any real scrutiny and any press conference as an unknown running for vice-president! In the next cycle, we'll see no GOP pols going on anything but Fox and Facebook.