This gem of an exchange is from Jennifer Schuessler's interview of Andrew Sullivan, as published by the New York Times:
In an interview with Slate this week, Glenn Greenwald said that while the American media is now "essentially 100 percent united, vehemently, against Trump," the elite media is also utterly failing to connect with Trump voters, much as the anti-Brexit media and politicians failed to connect with voters in Britain. Do you agree?
There is obviously a disconnect between many of us in media and the part of the country that has really suffered under the shifts of globalization. Those of us who cover it may miss a core element of this, and thereby missed, last year, Trump's appeal and potential. I felt that way with Brexit too, though there I had more contact. Members of my family voted for leave, and I was able to talk to them about it.
Given that disconnect, how much of a difference can arguments like yours make?
One gets the feeling we, the media, are irrelevant in some ways....