One of the most effective, savvy voices in conservative media belongs to my long-time friend Matt Sheffield. He was responsible for creating and launching “Newsbusters,” a web site devoted to monitoring and exposing liberal media bias. Matt just announced that he will be leaving his post at the Media Research Center (MRC), which now operates Newsbusters.
But I’m pleased to report he will be pursuing a book project on the future of conservatism and starting a new syndicated television program. Matt was the ultimate “fusionist.” He brought in traditionalists, libertarians, religious conservatives, and those who were more secular. His book will devote time and attention to how the conservative movement can appeal to Americans who are not particularly religious but very devoted to limited government. Being a Christian conservative myself, we’ve had some great conversations and I have to concede the point that the movement has maxed itself out with certain blocs of voters.