MRC's Bozell Discusses 'Lipstick' Smear, MSNBC Meltdown on 'Fox & Friends'
MRC President and NewsBusters Publisher Brent Bozell appeared on the September 11 "Fox & Friends" to talk about media coverage of Sen. Barack Obama's lipstick-on-a-pig remark and on the continued fallout from MSNBC's biased convention coverage.
Bozell noted that the liberal media just "don't get it" about widespread anger over the lipstick remark, but cautioned the Fox News anchors from labeling Obama's remark as sexist:
BRENT BOZELL: There are women all over America who are outraged. Whether or not he meant to say it, he did say it. Period.
GRETCHEN CARLSON: And so, do you believe, though, that it was a sexist comment?
BOZELL: Gretchen, I think we have to be a little bit careful with all these "-ist" comments that we have out here. Sooner or later, no one's going to be allowed to say anything. I don't know that it was sexist in the sense that I don't know, I can't get into Barack Obama's mind as if he deliberately was targeting Sarah Palin. The fact of the matter is, you do have a vice presidential candidate on the other side who is a woman, and she has been in the news.... If he didn't mean it, he should have said so.
Minutes later, the "Fox & Friends" hosts asked Bozell about MSNBC shareholders upset at MSNBC's convention coverage:
BOZELL: Well, it's a complete meltdown at MSNBC. These people simply-- talk about not getting it. These people at MSNBC just refuse to accept reality. The reality is that the public doesn't want left-wing rants and call it news journalism.