Armed with reams of research, Media Research Center Founder and President Brent Bozell was firing on all cylinders Sunday night while speaking with conservative talk radio legend Mark Levin on the latter’s Fox News Channel show Life, Liberty, & Levin. Over two segments, Bozell slammed the liberal media’s repugnant penchant for blaming conservatives for mass shootings, torching them for “hat[ing] what America stands for” and “love” seeing growing divisions.
Levin affectionately introduced Bozell as “the head muckety-muck of the [MRC]” and first asked him what he thought about “this constant refrain from the Big Media, the corrupt media, every time there is some horrific, horrific murder or horrific event, they attack the right,” “conservatives,” and “conservative media.”
Bozell said it’s been “stunning because the cynicism is not to be believed” and “beyond that Kevin Bacon six-degrees of separation” as “[t]hey just immediately try to blame” the right.
Teed up by Levin reminding views of how The New York Times has been sympathetic to Castro, Hitler, and Stalin and then the fact that the alleged Buffalo shooter is a virulent racist whose writings reject conservatism, Bozell tied this back to “the politics of the Obama administration” (click “expand”):
BOZELL: Well, you know, this just goes back to the politics of the Obama administration. They started it then and it has continued to this day, which is trying to divide America by race, trying to divide America by class, trying to divide America by gender. This is what they've wanted to do. This is how, by the way how Barack Obama won the election. Now this is how he did it. One of the ways to do that is to look for any — let me ask you this about White supremacists. They say that that the KKK has 4,000 members in a nation of 333 million. If CNN stopped doing documentaries on the KKK, it might just disappear for good. But Mark Levin, do you know of any White supremacist group? Do you know of anyone who knows of a White supremacist group? Do you know of anyone who knows of anyone who knows of anyone of a White supremacist group? Where are these White supremacists groups that they're talking about?
LEVIN: Well, they used to be in the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party was aligned with the Klan. The Democratic Party supported slavery and segregation. The Democratic Party supported Jim Crow. Joe Biden supported segregation. Joe Biden was buddies with a full throated racist, and I could go on and on. The only ones I know of are on my website, Stormfront, that has a real hate on for me because I'm Jewish, and I think conservative and a constitutionalist. People need to remember, as best as I can tell, these Neo Nazis and White supremacists have something in common with the Marxists and the Black nationalists. And it's this: They want to destroy America. They don't believe in our institutions. They don't believe in a civil society. They attack the Constitution. They hate Donald Trump. They hated Ronald Reagan, they hate everybody and so they all want to drive this country into the dirt.
Before a break, Bozell brought up the 2017 attempted murder of congressional Republicans by a far-left activist who was a Bernie Sanders supporter and MSNBC viewer, but that never resulted in repercussions for the left.
If this were a fair discussion in our broader body politic, Bozell noted, we would be doing the same to Black Lives Matter (BLM) since the man who murdered five Dallas, Texas police officers was a BLM supporter.
As for why, Bozell was dead on:
Why don't they have the rules for the left that they have for the right? Answer: Because they want to do everything in their power to slaughter the integrity of the conservative movement, and anyone who supports America.
In their second of two blocks, Bozell gave viewers an in-depth history lesson of how the left’s hatred for conservatives and tying them to deranged lunatics has stretched back decades, ranging from their campaign to tie conservative talk radio to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing through the 2018 attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue (click “expand”):
[L]et's go back to 1995 and the bombing of Oklahoma City with Tim McVeigh and all the deaths that took place there. Time magazine said that conservative talk radio was, quote, “An unindicted co-conspirator in the blast.” On NBC, Bryant Gumbel named, by name, Rush Limbaugh, Gordon Liddy, and Ollie North, all of whom had shows. He said: “While there's no suggestion that right-wing radio jocks approve of violence, the extent to which their approach fosters violence is being questioned by many observers. That just said that that talk radio had approved of the violence.” Church burnings in the south in 1996. This is from Time magazine. “The torching of Black churches throughout the south punctuates the ugly rhetoric of the Buchanan campaign.” It was Pat Buchanan who was responsible. The Holocaust Memorial shooting of 2009. This guy goes in there and he commits murder. Who did MSNBC blame? Yes, Rush Limbaugh.
The Gabby Giffords shooting in 2011. Congressman Gabby Giffords was almost killed. Six people were murdered. Within hours, The New York Times, Paul Krugman had blamed Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh. And the interesting thing was, The New York Times said the link up to political incitement was clear. Sarah Palin's PAC circulated a map of targeted electoral districts that put Mrs. Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized crosshairs. Only one problem, that was false. It didn't happen. Not only that, it turned out that shooter was a Marxist who had done that. That story never came out. The Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre in 2012. When that happened, Brian Ross went on Good Morning America. And he said this: “There is a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado page on the Colorado Tea Party as well.” And then he said, “Now, we don't know if this is the same Jim Holmes.” Guess what? It wasn't. The Colorado Tea Party had nothing whatsoever to do with it. The Pittsburgh Tree of Life shooting in 2008 in October, anti-Semitic terrorist attack. Eleven people were killed. Who does CNN's Brian Stelter blame? He brought on Bill Kristol to blame Donald Trump. He said, “Can we talk about the fact that he (Trump) has helped create an environment that made this possible?” How about the shooting in the synagogue, the Poway — if I said that right — shooting in 2019 [sic]? This is what they had to say. ABC said that Trump needed to quote, “Look in the mirror and understand that the rhetoric, the words he uses and all of his influence is part of what's going on in America, and it gives permission to the most craziest people in America.” This goes on and on and on and it culminates now, here and now, you know, if time permits, I can give you the flip side, I can show you what happens when there's a leftist attack the media go radio silent.
Levin closed by wondering whether his friend saw “see any distinction between the policies, the talking points, the politics of the Democratic Party and the main media” and, boy, did Bozell give him an answer as he called them “the tip of the spear” for the left.
The fact that this is a continuation of the left's attempt not to bring America together, but to rip America apart. And that this, at its very fundamental core, I've got to say this, and I'll say this over and over again, it is what you said — it is neo-Marxism in America. These are people who hate America. They hate what America stands for. They hate the American idea of liberty. They hate American exceptionalism, and they love what's going on to try to destroy America.
For more on the history of the press smearing conservatives for mass slaughter, see this just-released NewsBusters study with all the examples.
To see the full transcript of Bozell’s May 22 appearance, click here.