Politico, that Bible of those who toil in D.C. politics, uses it often, most recently on a story based on Pew data about how Dems are enjoying the news less these days:
While more than two thirds of liberal Democrats surveyed said they enjoyed news in June of 2008 – as the country was about to sweep in its first Democratic president in eight years – only 45% felt the same this past June. The thrill is gone for moderate Democrats too, though to a lesser degree: their rates of news enjoyment slumped from 58% to 46% in the past two years.My googling of nytimes.com finds 939 uses of political knowledge. Fox News? Only 15 uses of the phrase, most of them old. Is there a partisan or ideological issue at play here? Or merely the difference between a cable tv news site and the NYTimes and its deep, broad coverage? Let's be fair, try a different cable TV channel. A search of cnn.com turns up 352 instances of political knowledge being used, including this recent one about -- yes -- Palin.
Perhaps Fox has a problem with discussing what people know. Or maybe the network simply doesn't want to raise the issue too loudly -- thus Political Knowledge and Palin be stuck in people's minds at the same time.
Nah, that can't be it. I must be in conspiracy mode.