‘LEFT­IST ME­DIA OUT OF CON­TROL’

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Me­dia Re­search Cen­ter Pres­i­dent Brent Bozell has mon­i­tored lib­eral bias in the news for decades. But now, he’s even sur­prised at the sheer es­ca­la­tion of bias as the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion draws nigh.

“The left­ist me­dia are out of con­trol and the Amer­i­can peo­ple know it and are fu­ri­ous. These so-called news jour­nal­ists are do­ing ev­ery­thing in their power to af­fect the out­come of the elec­tion. In 30 years I’ve never seen any­thing like this,” says Mr. Bozell, who is trou­bled by an in­ci­dent in which a fan of GOP pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee Don­ald Trump was re­cently as­saulted dur­ing a protest against the “left­ist agenda” at CNN.

It is of note that fans of Sen. Bernard San­ders, or­ga­nized un­der the mantra “Oc­cupy CNN,” also ral­lied against the net­work ear­lier this year for not cov­er­ing Mr. San­ders’ pres­i­den­tial campaign. Lib­er­tar­ian nom­i­nee Gary John­son’s back­ers also demon­strated against the net­work for the same rea­son.

“Pro­test­ers went to the CNN af­fil­i­ate in Hol­ly­wood to protest, and at least one was as­saulted. Enough is enough. We have never done this be­fore, but we are call­ing on peo­ple to or­ga­nize and pub­licly protest against their lo­cal net­work news af­fil­i­ates around the coun­try. The me­dia will never hold them­selves ac­count­able, so now it’s up to the peo­ple to rise and protest. And if any pro­tester is as­saulted again, con­ser­va­tives have ev­ery right to de­fend them­selves ap­pro­pri­ately,” says Mr. Bozell.

“This is a real test of the Amer­i­can peo­ple. Will they let the elite lib­eral me­dia fo­cus them only on anti-Trump mes­sages while hid­ing the Hil­lary Clin­ton se­cret speeches sto­ries?” says Newt Gin­grich, a for­mer pres­i­den­tial can­di­date him­self. poll­ster has had sim­i­lar find­ings in 40 polls con­ducted over the last 25 years, though most not as pro­nounced as this 58 per­cent­age point dif­fer­ence.

GOPers con­tinue to en­vi­sion the leaner govern­ment as pro­posed by Sen. Ted Cruz, tea party folk and other fru­gal con­ser­va­tives. They ap­pear to have a friend in Don­ald Trump. In his pub­lic po­si­tion state­ments, Mr. Trump vows to “re­form the en­tire regulatory code to en­sure that we keep jobs and wealth in Amer­ica” and “de­crease the size of our al­ready bloated govern­ment af­ter a thor­ough agency re­view,” among other things.

“On Nov. 8 the ar­ro­gance of Wash­ing­ton, D.C., will come face to face with the right­eous ver­dict of the Amer­i­can voter. The failed and cor­rupt po­lit­i­cal es­tab­lish­ment will be re­placed with a new govern­ment of, by and for the peo­ple,” pre­dicted Mr. Trump be­fore a re­cent au­di­ence at a campaign rally in Ne­vada.

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