Originally Posted by brokencycle
I think I brought that up earlier in this thread. If the media is intellectually honest, it will start pounding that drum like it did on McCain and Dole.
Bernie pretty obviously does not have a serious chance at winning, so it's a little different from actual nominees like Dole and McCain. His only real value, as a candidate and to the media, is on the "message" discussion. Beating the "zomg he's old" drum doesn't work towards either of those goals. If you discount him as a candidate, then you have nothing to talk about, which is exactly opposite the goals of the media.