‘LEFTIST MEDIA OUT OF CONTROL’
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.
Most Republicans still hate big government, and Donald Trump appears to have some ideas to counter it.