Adventures in corporate media propaganda
If Bernanke was rejected, and the market reacted the way it has, we'd never hear the end of how the markets were voting with their shares against the commie bastards who rejected Bernanke. That was the threat before the vote, and it worked to get the spineless whores of the Senate to vote for Bernanke.
Instead, Bernanke secures 70 Senate votes (!) and, as Dean Baker noted, the stock market tanks.
And corporate media says....nothing. It's a void. No discussion. Nada.
This is how propaganda works. It is what is reported and argued, and what is not reported and argued.