Media Research Center’ Truth project exposes liberal media bias in 2012 campaign.
It’s the elephant in the room.
The elephant in the room as in the obvious truth that is being ignored. The “room” defined as the 2012 fall campaign.
That elephant in the room.
The elephant in the room with which Brent Bozell and the Media Research Center are doing daily, quite vivid battle — and winning. As a matter of fact, anticipating that the Obama campaign would be little more than a slug fest of personal attacks rather than policy debates, Bozell announced a “Tell the Truth” campaign — way back in January of this year. Long before there were Obama campaign commercials accusing Mitt Romney of killing a steelworker’s wife or insisting Romney was a felon, the 25-year old MRC — 25 this year — had a website in place to keep Americans fully informed of just how the media bias game is being played on both videotape and audiotape as well as in print.
As with all elephants in a room, the obvious truth of the 2012 campaign is begging and trumpeting to be ignored. With reason. Like real elephants, this particular elephant in a room is big — huge. It’s also determined, motivated, ruthless, capable of sudden rage — and it never forgets. It will trample on anyone and anything that gets in its way or is perceived in the slightest degree to pose a threat to the elephant’s agenda. Most importantly it lived for a very long time with a unique ability to be both highly visible — while being invisible at the same time.
The latter trait — being visible but invisible at the same time — is now lost as a direct result of Bozell’s work. Added to the invention of Fox News, talk radio, and the Internet — Bozell and his colleagues have made it absolutely impossible for the elephant to be invisible ever again.
So the elephant isn’t happy. In fact, it’s furious that its rampages are now reported instantly.
Take this snappy little video that the Media Research Center has put out showing the elephant doing its thing.
An amazing sight, no?
So how long has this elephant been hanging around, you ask?
This elephant that you see in that MRC video originally appeared in what is still known today as the first modern presidential campaign. The first campaign filled with television cameras, jet planes, computers and all the trappings that are now not only standard fare in 2012 but are refined in spectacular fashion.
That campaign: 1960.
The candidates: Republican Vice President Richard Nixon versus the Democrats’ Senator John F. Kennedy.
The frontrunner was Nixon.
In 1960, Richard Nixon was, next to the popular President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the most famous politician in America. Senator Kennedy was the surprise nominee of the Democrats. A surprise because, at 43 a young man and a Catholic to boot (there had never been a Catholic president), JFK had bested four older and much better-known Democrats whom political observers of the day thought had an infinitely better chance to take on Nixon. One by one, whether in primaries or convention, the young and relatively unknown Kennedy had bested Senators Hubert Humphrey (MN), Stuart Symington (MO), Lyndon Johnson (TX) — the latter the powerful Senate Majority Leader — and two-time presidential nominee and perennial liberal favorite Adlai Stevenson.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online