Media Matters for America: benevolent non-profit organization formed for the express purpose of transcribing Fox News Channel broadcasts for those who don’t have cable, or money-sucking quasi-religious cult?
The poster child of unhinged Obama-worshipers is former conservative Andrew Sullivan. Though Sullivan still considers himself a conservative and denies any leftist tendencies, it’s abundantly clear that he has imbibed his share of the Obama Kool-Aid and made the transition to full-fledged member of the Left. Just this week, Sullivan managed to try to paint Obama as some sort of reasonable centrist and slam those who consider Obama to be a radical as extremists.
Not content to let Eric Alterman have all the fun of belittling Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Daily Beast writer John Avlon has joined the Bachmann bashing bandwagon, too. The Beast’s resident “extremism” hand-wringer is taking a more roundabout approach, suggesting that Bachmann is symptomatic of a broader radicalization of Minnesota, for which she and Gov. Tim Pawlenty “are going to have to answer for.”
Have you ever wondered how lefty talking head Eric Alterman can possibly argue that the media is biased to the right? Well, his latest column in the Daily Beast provides a pretty good window into his methodology—moving the goalposts so far that even covering certain conservative candidates is an act of journalistic malpractice.
Too often, the way conservatives are portrayed in the media is more a reflection of leftist traits than conservative behavior. If conservatives are as contemptible as the Left posits, an honest portrayal of them should be enough to demonstrate their negative impulses, yet much of how they are depicted in the media is exaggeration, amalgamation, and falsehood.