Media Research Center 25th Gala a graphic reminder: media bias to cast Romney as loser.
Forget all the fuss and feathers.
Tomorrow night’s presidential debate between President Obama and Governor Romney has already been settled.
Obama wins. Romney loses. Case closed.
One had only to attend another recent event to know this.
That event was the Media Research Center’s 25th Anniversary Gala. Held last week in Washington to celebrate Brent Bozell’s ingenious idea-turned-reality to document liberal media bias in the glossy chapter-by-chapter, newscast-by-newscast way in which it actually unfolds in real time. The evening, attended by almost a thousand, was a glittery affair populated by conservatives in and out of the New Media, a considerable tribute to Mr. Bozell. The Master of Ceremonies was talk radio’s Chris Plante of Washington’s WMAL. The evening’s presenters were talk radio and Fox star Laura Ingraham, the Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes, and National Review’s Jonah Goldberg, with a presentation by columnist Cal Thomas. The crowd feasted on a complete menu that ranged from good food to an uproarious collection of biased liberal media video clips that, well aside from their always unintentional hilarity, were stunning in their reality.
While the subject of the presidential debates never came up — those video clips made plain what the outcome of the presidential debates will be.
If Mitt Romney turned in the best debate performance since Lincoln took Douglas, Kennedy clobbered Nixon, or Reagan trounced Carter, it would not matter. If Barack Obama forgot not only the size of the debt (as he did on the David Letterman show), but admitted that, well, yes, he knew the attacks in Benghazi were coming about six months earlier but had a golf game scheduled and forgot to warn anybody — it would not matter.
No matter what happens tomorrow night — Barack Obama will be declared the winner of not only this debate but the two that follow. Not to mention that the gaffe-prone Joe Biden will suddenly be recast as experienced, seasoned, and don’t forget compassionate when he puts that young whipper-snapper Paul Ryan in his place.
If you had any doubt as to what a set up the media coverage of these debates will be, let’s go through some of the clips presented at the MRC dinner. Clip after clip that showed in vivid living color exactly how the “mainstream media” plays the game — and will play the game in covering the debates.
The clips were presented in a series of Oscar-style “awards” with the various presenters — Ingraham, Hayes, and Goldberg — opening the envelope announcing the winner after each set of clips were played.
The judges were an All-Star team of conservatives (listed alphabetically): Ann Coulter, Monica Crowley, Lou Dobbs, Erick Erickson, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, David Limbaugh, Rush Limbaugh, Al Regnery, Cal Thomas, Walter E. Williams and Thomas S. Winter.
The first award, presented by radio talker and O’Reilly substitute Laura Ingraham, was the, um, well, “Obamagasm Award.” The nominees were NBC’s Chris Matthews, ABC’s Diane Sawyer, and CNN’s Piers Morgan. (Note: links to all the nominated video clips are provided here courtesy the MRC. )
Now let’s be real.
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