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.