Maureen Dowd of the NY Times joined Chuck Todd and the Meet The Press panel on Sunday 9/18/16, and described in stark terms the rising sense of panic felt by the Left, especially the elites of New York media.
TODD: New York Times, I think it was Saturday, Maureen, had a lead that said — basically interviewing all these Upper West-Siders panicking. I think they referred to it as the polls are showing a margin of panic for Clinton supporters. Describe this East Coast freakout that I feel like you’ve seen among the elites this week.
DOWD: Right. My friends — one of my friends, Leon Wieseltier, calls it a national emergency. My friends won’t even read any — if I do interviews with Trump. They won’t read them. And basically, they would like to censor any stories about Trump and also censor any negative stories about Hillary. They think she should have a total free pass because as she said at that fundraiser recently, I’m the only thing standing between you and the abyss… and Democratic strategists are taking antacids.