NewsBusters - Exposing Liberal Media Bias http://newsbusters.org/ en NPR Looks Back at Goldwater's 1964 Convention of 'Cavemen' Applauding 'Extremism' http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2014/07/11/npr-looks-back-goldwaters-1964-convention-cavemen-applauding-extremism <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-thumbnailphoto"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/thumb_100x72/thumbnail_photos/2014/July/goldwater.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-thumb_100x72 imagecache-default imagecache-thumb_100x72_default" width="100" height="72" /> </div> </div> </div> <p> NPR got in the spirit of anniversaries on Thursday night&rsquo;s<em> All Things Considered </em>by recalling the 1964 Republican convention in San Francisco. For analysis, they turned to....<em>.New York Times Magazine</em> contributor Sam Tanenhaus, whose lack of political insight was proven by his 2009 book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Death-Conservatism-Sam-Tanenhaus/dp/1400068843/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&amp;sr=&amp;qid="><em>The Death of Conservatism</em></a> (broadened from a 2009 <em>New Republic</em> essay titled &quot;Conservatism Is Dead.&quot;)&nbsp; Oopsy.<br /> <br /> Tanenhaus told<a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/07/10/330496199/in-the-high-drama-of-its-1964-convention-gop-hung-a-right-turn"> NPR anchor Robert Siegel</a> that when Nelson Rockefeller tried to argue against &ldquo;extremism&rdquo; at the convention, leftist author Norman Mailer wrote it was like &ldquo;one of those early moments at the dawn of civilization when one caveman stood off the others and said no, we have to be a civilized society.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2014/07/11/npr-looks-back-goldwaters-1964-convention-cavemen-applauding-extremism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campaigns & Elections Barry Goldwater Nelson Rockefeller Robert Siegel Sam Tanenhaus All Things Considered NPR History Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:13:05 +0000 Tim Graham 73264 at http://newsbusters.org