When Democrats have primary presidential contests, we never hear about "extreme-left, in-your-face liberals," playing to the left-wing base of their party, yet when it comes to this year Republican primary contest, the media are quick to slather the extreme-right label on candidates like Rick Santorum, NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell noted on the January 6 edition of Fox News Channel's Hannity.
"ABC believes that if you support the traditional family as Rick Santorum does, that makes you in-your-face. CNN believes that it makes you extreme," Bozell complained, arguing that President Obama has the "most radical pro-abortion record in the history of the presidency of the United States" but was never called on it as a liability when facing the American electorate [video embedded below the page break]
"How's this for a number: 1,289 network news stories on Barack Obama in 2008, only six ever mentioned his position on the Born Alive Bill, which is a bill to save the life of a baby that survives a partial-birth abortion and he stopped even that.... No one ever called that extreme," Bozell noted of the media four years ago.
Also discussed on last night's "Media Mash" segment was how the media, particularly NBC, have slammed Iowans as too conservative.