In a very fun-filled article:
«The question it turned out, spoke powerfully to people who think this whole thing (not just the news conference, but, in some sense, the entire war) is phony, a set-up, a fabrication, in which just about everything is in service to unseen purposes and agendas (hence my popularity in Turkey, France, Canada, and Italy, as well as among the reporters in the Doha press pool). But it seemed to speak even more dramatically to people who think the whole thing is real, pure, linear, uncomplicated, elemental. For the former I'd addressed something like the existential issue of our own purposelessness, but for the latter, I seem to have, heretically, raised the very issue of meaning itself.»
--"I was only asking: In the second of his dispatches from the million-dollar media centre at Qatar, Michael Wolff recounts how he angered the US right"
Later on he says "incredibly, there are many people who believe that these news briefings - which get surprisingly high ratings - are real.". I wonder what the demographics are of such people, and their "voter behavior".