Media Mash: Attempts to Smear GOP as 'Bloodthirsty' and Newsweek Editor's Admission Obama 'Wasn't Ready'
In the weekly take-down of the liberal media on Fox News Channel's "Hannity" on Thursday, NewsBusters publisher and Media Research Center President Brent Bozell condemned efforts to "demonize the Tea Party, to marginalize the Tea Party, to suggest that the Tea Party's extremist" simply because GOP debate audiences voiced support for the death penalty. [Audio available here]
Following a clip of CNN's Jack Cafferty asking viewers to tell him whether or not Republican primary voters were "bloodthirsty," Bozell pointed out, "...the vast majority of Americans support the death penalty for convicted murderers and terrorists. That's the reality....Only CNN finds something radically strange about somebody expressing this support."
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Bozell also noted a glaring double standard: "Four years ago, Hillary Clinton made a statement in a speech that she gave, where she said the U.S. military had done its job. Her audience booed her for it....There wasn't a single media story on that."
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In a interesting example of someone in the liberal media actually stumbling upon the truth, a clip was featured on Newsweek editor Tina Brown confessing that Barack Obama "wasn't ready" to be president.
Bozell called for a correction to the liberal magazine's past adulation for Obama: "'Newsweek,' under a different editor, that in 2008 ran 12 – count them – 12 covers on the second coming of lord Obama. 'Time' magazine ran 14 covers on him in 2008. Sean, I want one cover from one of those magazines with the word 'Oops' on it. That's all."