HERD­ING REPUBLICANS

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

The lib­eral me­dia are “shame­lessly” us­ing Pres­i­dent Obama’s re-elec­tion to steer the Repub­li­can Party away from the con­ser­va­tive mind­set, says a pithy new Me­dia Re­search Cen­ter study on re­cent na­tional news cov­er­age. In­deed, con­ser­va­tives have been painted as a molder­ing, de­ranged bunch in the last week.

Among other ex­am­ples, The New York Times and Newsweek dis­missed them as “grumpy old white men,” while a panel dis­cus­sion on NBC’s “Meet the Press” agreed that con­ser­va­tives were sim­ply “loons and wackos.” CNN host Piers Mor­gan also cited the tea party for “ar­chaic pol­i­tics,” the anal­y­sis found.

“We hear this from the lib­eral me­dia ev­ery sin­gle time the Republicans don’t win some­thing. They have only one so­lu­tion for the Repub­li­can Party: don’t be con­ser­va­tive,” ob­serves Brent Bozell, founder of the watch­dog group.

“It’s never about the fail­ures of the can­di­dates or a poor voter-turnout ef­fort. It’s that Republicans are too con­ser­va­tive — a false con­clu­sion that ig­nores the suc­cess­ful cam­paigns of con­ser­va­tives Ron­ald Rea­gan, Ge­orge H.W. Bush, and Ge­orge W. Bush,” Mr. Bozell adds.

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