Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) accused the media on Thursday evening of being "easy" on his Republican challenger, Sharron Angle.
Reid accused Angle of speaking in "code words" in reference to some of her positions on entitlement programs like Social Security, and jabbed at the media for not fully probing her views.
"Never have I run against someone who speaks in code words that are not explainable," Reid said during an appearance on MSNBC. "And I have to say, the press has given her a pretty easy go."
Angle has deliberately avoided engaging with mainstream media, and has instead focused her efforts on meeting with constituents and doing outreach through select conservative media. She suggested earlier this week that she might look to re-engage with traditional media after the election.
"I'm hoping that, as we get into this, once I get elected senator that they will be much more civil and we will have a very civil discourse," she told conservative talker Heidi Harris on Wednesday.
Reid noted Angle's partial media blackout as part of his criticism of Angle.
"You can't ask her to explain this, and she wouldn't anyway," he said.