MRC's Bozell Notes Media Downplaying or Ignoring Schumer's 'Extremists' Hot Mic Gaffe

Appearing on Friday's "Fox & Friends," NewsBusters publisher and Media Research Center president Brent Bozell addressed how the media conveniently ignore or downplay liberal Democratic gaffes or incivility.

For example, earlier this week Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) was caught unawares on microphone laying out to fellow Democrats his partisan talking points about "extremist" Republicans and their planned budget cuts.

If House Republican leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) did that, it would be front-page news, anchor Steve Doocy suggested.

Bozell agreed.

"Let them [Democrats] undertake those kind of personal attacks and mum's the word from the same press that called for civility," Bozell noted.

"What I care about is the hypocrisy of the news media that are always lecturing Republicans on civility but are absolutely silent when" a Democrat like Barney Frank tears into a Republican like Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) as someone who "inhabits cloud koo-koo land."

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