And the failure of the media has, in turn, created a whole industry around manipulating the media. Which is why we have 30 gazillion different polls and efforts to use them to create a media environment and bolster followers and discourage opponents.
And even if Coakley wins by a landslide, we know the post-election narrative is going to be how this is somehow bad for the Dems.
Since we can't possible change the media, we need to just end the Senate race already. It's just too embarrassing to us as a nation.