07/30/2012 03:09 pm ET Updated Sep 29, 2012

Senate's Top Republican Hails The Fall Of Old Media

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told BuzzFeed that while many of his generation mourn the fall of newspapers, he is celebrating the rise of social media -- precisely because of the havoc it has wreaked on an old media landscape that, in his view, favored the Democrats.
"Let me tell you, I think the New York Times monopoly is over," McConnell said. "Arthur Sulzberger used to have the biggest megaphone in America. And all you have to do is look at the dwindling size of newspapers, even one as big as his."