Bozell, Carlson Note Media's Silence on Obama Supporter's Bribe to Hush Rev. Wright
NBC, ABC and CBS have all ignored a new book by former Newsweek foreign editor Ed Klein that contains a shocking allegation from Klein's interview with Rev. Jeremiah Wright in which the former Obama pastor claimed that an Obama supporter offered him $150,000 if he would refrain from preaching until after the 2008 election.
From "now until election day," the liberal media will be seeking to herald only news that "advances Obama" while spiking news that "hurts him in any way," NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell told Hannity substitute host Tucker Carlson on the May 24 program's "Media Mash." [To watch the full segment, click on the play button in the video embedded below the page break]
By contrast, "when [George W.] Bush ran for reelection, there were a slew of books that came out against him" and their authors were "all over" the broadcast network news programs promoting their claims. What's more, "Even when Bob Woodward wrote a book that was generally [favorable] to Bush," the fake National Guard memo-peddling anchor "brought him on to attack Bush."
"The duplicity is extraordinary," the Media Research Center (MRC) founder concluded.
Also discussed on last night's "Media Mash" was MSNBC host Chris Matthews going into full foaming-at-the-mouth mode to attack an Obama-supporting Democrat for daring to go off-script.
"Isn't liberal tolerance fun?" Bozell quipped after watching a clip of MSNBC's Chris Matthews denounce Obama-supporting Democratic Mayor Cory Booker (Newark, N.J.) as a 'saboteur' for criticizing the Obama campaign's harsh attacks on private equity firms.
Booker is "on Obama's side" but he dares to utter a defense of the free enterprise system and that is intolerable to Obama acolytes in the media like Matthews.
"Karl Rove is giggling right now, and he's praying, he's hoping against hope that the Obama administration listens to Chris Matthews, because it will cost him the election," the MRC president argued.