Brent Bozell: Newt's Victory in South Carolina a Defeat for the Liberal Media

Newt Gingrich won South Carolina because he refused to succumb to assaults by the liberal media, and because conservatives are just as fed up as he is.

Speaker Gingrich hit a nerve dead-on by pushing back on ABC's blatant character assassination and standing up to John King's first debate question. He tapped into the anger and frustration of not only South Carolina voters, but of the rest of the country. The left-wing media have tried to manipulate this campaign cycle through the systematic character assassination of every conservative in the race. The public has had it.

By the same token, they've watched the same leftists in the so-called 'news' media cheerlead a radical community organizer to victory and are sick and tired of the free passes they continually grant to The Chosen One, who has wreaked havoc on our country.

There are two clear takeaways from South Carolina. First, it's that Newt's three competitors ought to push back against the media the same way he did this week. If they are smart, they will emulate the refreshing assertiveness that propelled Newt to victory. Second, Rush is right: the liberal media learned nothing, and will not stop. They are on a mission, and their mission to destroy these candidates continues.

Brent Bozell
Brent Bozell
Brent Bozell is the Founder and President of the Media Research Center