State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm Smith spoke this afternoon at the state party’s fall meeting at the Sheraton in midtown, and had an unmistakable warning for voters about the media:
"This election’s not about personalities. It is about what affects you personally," Smith said to party members and reporters from the podium, according to a reporter kind enough to share notes. "You’ve got to realize that if you do not step up during this election, if you sit there and let the media take control of what you believe they’re doing a great job. You’ve got to remember that they’re not necessarily on our side. They want you to be completely thinking about everything else but the facts. You’ve got a country right now that’s not working."