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.”
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.
Discussing perceived political angles to tragedies, especially as they’re happening, is always touchy. Even if there is a valid policy observation to be made, you’re opening yourself up to ready-made accusations of insensitivity, partisanship, and opportunism. So it should come as little surprise that the leftist smear merchants at Media Matters are raking Sean Hannity over the coals for a “five-minute Obama-bashing session” during his coverage of the disaster in Japan.
A comment from someone named Peter Smillie on Alexander Levkovsky’s post on Israel and Iran:
you are all mental. you move you families from the safety of america into a war zone, and blame it on ‘insane neigbours’ If i want my children to grow up safe i wouldnt take them to a patch of barren [...]
Former Governor of Alaska and the most prominent conservative woman in America, Sarah Palin, once again succeeded in taking her left-wing enemies in the media by surprise. How, you ask? Well, not only did she have the courage to defend Arizona’s tough new immigration law on an appearance earlier today on Fox News, but she [...]
Just here to make you feel better about yourself, Keith.
Last week, Keith Olbermann stepped in it with a race-baiting rant that accused the Tea Parties of being racist because they are supposedly white people “surrounded by people who look exactly like you.”
When various conservative bloggers, including me, called him on the fact that MSNBC’s anchor [...]
I’ll be live blogging Glenn Beck’s show today at 5 PM ET again. If you’re watching the show live as well – or even if you aren’t because, say, you’re at work – be sure to visit NewsReal Blog frequently throughout the show. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on it with you and other readers [...]
Reading Liz Blaine’s great piece yesterday on the “Rock the Vote, Hold out for Health Care” video, prompted me to remember what I had thought when I first saw the video. Since I will never allow an opportunity pass to point out the hypocrisy and idiocy of some of those on the Left, particularly “celebrities”, [...]
With the SOTU already well-covered here at NewsReal, we will take a narrower focus. George Will’s column in today’s Washington Post must have been written before the President’s speech, but it delivers a stinging rebuke to one of Obama’s talking points, as well as the leftist media’s phony outrage over the recent Citizens United v. [...]