Right-wing media figures are attacking Fox News' Karl Rove for "trashing" Christine O'Donnell after her victory in the Delaware GOP Senate primary, stating that his comments were "disgraceful" and that Rove "came across as an effete sore loser."
From a September 9 Redstate.com post:
As You Wake Up This Morning
Posted by Erick Erickson (Profile)
Thursday, September 9th at 5:00AM EDT
Consider these points:
(3) All the people rushing to embrace the Ground Zero Mosque because of the Imam's constitutional right sure are running just as quickly to shut down the moron pastor in Florida intent on burning korans. What's good for the goose . . .
From the September 2 edition of CNN's John King, USA:
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The right-wing media is "giddy" over the possibility of winning a Republican majority in Congress in order to shut down the government. The shutdowns cost the government at least $800 million, furloughed over a million workers, delayed veterans benefits, shut down federally funded research, and suspended certain law enforcement activities, among other things.
From Erick Erickson's twitter page:
When CNN hired RedState honcho Erick Erickson earlier this year the cable network faced a wave of criticism for making him a contributor despite his long history of hateful commentary.
Among other things, Erickson once took to Twitter calling then-Supreme Court Justice David Souter a "goat fucking child molester."
As controversy over his hiring mounted, Erickson made his way to CNN's Reliable Sources for an interview with Howard Kurtz. During the interview the right-wing blogger claimed that he had "grown up" since making that and other hateful and incendiary comments.
Of course he hasn't "grown up." And today was no exception.
Erickson is back to likening public figures to child molesters on his Twitter account, this time targeting Florida Governor Charlie Crist:
So where do the two links take people following Erickson's Twitter ramblings?
Here is the image of Rubio's truck:
And here is the image of Crist's (according to Erickson):
How proud CNN must be with Erickson.
If this isn't "grown up" I don't know what is -- though I have a sneaking suspicion Erickson doesn't know either.
In their escalating attacks on an Islamic community center in lower Manhattan, conservatives in the media have resorted to using ridiculous analogies to claim that the center would somehow be offensive.
Conservative media figures have used extreme and violent rhetoric to drum up support for the GOP in the midterm elections and have warned of the consequences of continued Democratic majorities in Congress.
Conservative media have pushed the dubious claim that the Bush tax cuts were responsible for economic recovery. In fact, economists have stated that the Bush administration's tax policies failed to make the economy grow faster and contributed to a decline in median household income.
Right-wing media have repeatedly compared First Lady Michelle Obama to Marie Antoinette, the eighteenth century queen who was executed during the French Revolution.
Following the revelation that Andrew Breitbart's smear of Shirley Sherrod was based on heavily edited video footage that took her out of context, certain right-wing media figures have rushed to his defense. Some have asserted that Breitbart does not need to apologize for smearing an innocent woman, and some have absurdly continued to accuse Sherrod of racism or extremism.
From the July 20 edition of CNN's John King, USA:
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From RedState co-founder Joshua Trevino's Twitter feed, accessed July 20:
Another day, another right-wing media freak out. Today, the right is in a tizzy over a Daily Caller exclusive scoop that "documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright." Except, of course, their "documents" show no such thing.
The Daily Caller purports to have obtained copies of emails from the "Journolist" listserv, which they report is "comprised of several hundred liberal journalists, as well as like-minded professors and activists." Their big, breaking story exposes that some liberal journalists and a professor were outraged by an April 2008 Democratic Presidential primary debate -- a debate that was widely criticized as being "specious and gossipy." As you may recall, during that debate Obama was asked questions such as, "Do you think Reverend Wright loves America as much as you do?"; "How do you convince Democrats" that not wearing an American flag lapel pin "would not be a vulnerability?"; and "Can you explain" your "relationship" with Bill Ayers, a question that was literally suggested to moderator George Stephanopoulos by right-wing radio hosts.
The debate was, in a word, ridiculous. And numerous media figures agreed. The Daily Caller highlights portions of the purported Journolist emails which showed several participants discussing how best to frame and word an open letter to ABC News condemning the debate. Each of the media figures mentioned in the Daily Caller report was an opinion columnist or a blogger. Hardly the stuff of a mainstream media conspiracy, though the Caller desperately tried to paint it as such. They specifically said that journalists from Time and Politico were involved in the discussion, but the article provides absolutely no evidence to back this up.
So, yes, it appears that the big scandal is that liberal journalists and professors talked to each other about how to frame a publically released letter to ABC News. Stop the presses!
Expanding on the stupidity of the Daily Caller report is the fact that many of these same journalists were very clear and very open about their displeasure with the ABC news debate at the time.
From the July 19 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe:
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