Media Research Center 25th Gala a graphic reminder: media bias to cast Romney as loser.
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“He [Mitt Romney] is playing to — and has from the beginning of the campaign — played to the kind of nativist base of the Tea Party. And by nativist, I mean people who are, in essence, afraid of the world.… The Republican Party is going to cripple itself beyond recognition if they don’t quit being xenophobes.”
Ahhhhhhhh yes. Mitt Romney the panderer to xenophobes. Coming from Fineman, an advocate for a political party that stays alive by playing the race card from slavery to illegal immigration and once foamed about legal Chinese immigration (“servile races” was the Democrats’ reference to Chinese and Mongolian immigrants), that’s quite an interesting statement.
So too this from Piers Morgan, who went after Rush Limbaugh over Sandra Fluke in this fashion:
“Limbaugh’s disgusting comments are the work of an archaic old dinosaur living in a warped, ugly swamp, who thinks it’s okay to degrade decent young women for sport and ratings. Well, it isn’t. Shame on you, Rush Limbaugh.”
But wait! Once again the MRC was on the job. Here’s Brent Bozell directly calling Morgan out in a letter to the CNN host noting that Morgan mysteriously didn’t have the same standards for Bill Maher’s tirades using the “C-word” about former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin or when Ed Schultz called Laura Ingraham a “slut.”
Morgan looked the fool.
The winner of the “Damn Those Conservatives to Hell Award,” however, was NBC’s then-Today host Ann Curry. In yet another example of “unbiased” journalism, here’s Ms. Curry opening an “interview” with Congressman Paul Ryan — way back in April — which is to say before Ryan was picked as Romney’s running mate:
“The Center of [sic] Budget and Policy Priorities says, you’re smiling because you know about this, says 62 percent of the savings in your budget would come from cutting programs for the poor, that between eight and ten million people would be kicked off of food stamps, that you would cut Medicare by $200 billion, Medicaid and other health programs by something like $770 billion. Where is the empathy in this budget?… Do you acknowledge that poor people will suffer under this budget, that you have shown a lack of empathy to poor people in this budget?”
Be sure to take a good look at some of the other videos of the American “unbiased media” on these clips. From one “mainstream” network to the next there is a symphony of hate, disdain, racism, and more flowing from network anchors and correspondents past and present. They have not the slightest pretense to fairness, to balance, to evenhandedness.
They are, in the vernacular, “in the tank.”
And Governor Romney is seriously thought to have a chance in these upcoming debates?
There’s a joke out there about a man visiting a zoo and seeing a child stick her head between the bars of the lion cage to see the lions. A lion pounces, the child is caught as her terrified parents scream. The man leaps into action, pounds the lion on the nose and pries the girl free unharmed. A reporter witnesses the whole incident, interviews the man, and the next day the local paper runs a front page story headlined:
Bigot Assaults African Immigrant, Steals His Lunch.
Which is another way of saying, the media coverage of the 2012 campaign is a joke.
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.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online