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Republicans Blast Pro-Democrat Media During Convention: Now That's A Worthy Target ^ | Sept. 5, 2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza

Posted on 09/05/2008 12:19:52 PM PDT by Daniel T. Zanoza

While watching those speaking at the Republican Party's National Convention on Wednesday and Thursday night, I realized there was a steady theme from those addressing the GOP faithful. There were many opportunities to slap down the mainstream media and I'm happy to say those opportunities were taken advantage of. In fact, a nice swat should be taken at the mainstream press whenever possible. Indeed, media swatting should become a part of the Republican platform. Let me see...lower taxes, smaller government, pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, etc. and anti-media, but not necessarily in that order.

It's about time Republicans start calling it like it is, when it comes to the liberal media's love affair with the Democratic Party in general and specifically Barack Obama. Spiro Agnew did it very well back in 1971 when he referred to the media as "nattering nabobs of negativism." Yes, I know, things didn't go that well for Agnew and his boss Richard Nixon shortly after those days. But the then-vice-president's constant tirades against the press sure felt good while they lasted.

What changed Republican tactics towards the Fourth Estate in 2008? ...

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TOPICS: History; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 2008; democrat; democrats; elections; liberalmedia; mainstreampress; mccainpalin; mediabias; mediawingofthednc; msm; propagandawingofdnc; republican; sarahpalin

1 posted on 09/05/2008 12:19:52 PM PDT by Daniel T. Zanoza
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza

Yes, we need more Republicans like Spiro Agnew, not afraid to take on the press. It is a crime how that wonderful man was crucified by the left-wing press and liberal Democrats.

2 posted on 09/05/2008 12:27:10 PM PDT by FFranco
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Been waiting 30 years for the GOP to grow a set & attack the advocacy press.

They have never understood - its not about manners & decorum, its a matter of survival.

3 posted on 09/05/2008 12:27:53 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza; freekitty; oswegodeee; Arrowhead1952; Free ThinkerNY

The Drive Bys are showing the American people what biased Liberal scum they are; up close and personal. By attacking Sarah Palin and McCain, they’re committing political suicide. They’re like an Al Qaeda terrorist wearing their suicide vests. Their biased words and dirty deeds will blow up in their faces soon enough.

4 posted on 09/05/2008 12:37:19 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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I agree and thank God we have a real leader.

5 posted on 09/05/2008 12:43:12 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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For the Republicans officially to attack the press for bigotry against Governor Palin is a losing cause. The attack may be right on the money, but it will be rejected by most listeners / viewers as he-said, she-said.

That's why, on Wednesday I wrote my column on how anyone can spot press bias by asking themselves just two questions. People believe and will hang onto a piece of truth which they discovered on their own. The same truth offered to them in a lecture or harangue may be ignored, or quickly forgotten.

See below.

Congressman Billybob

Tenth in the ten-part series, "The Owner's Manual (Part 10) -- The Remaining Amendments"

Latest article, "The Straight-Shooting Governor"

6 posted on 09/05/2008 12:49:33 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (
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To: FFranco
Yes, Spiro Agner was savaged by the left-wing press. But as for his conviction for taking bribes, he got that the old-fashioned way. He earned it.

I say that as someone who lived in Baltimore County where he was Chief Executive, and taught at the University of Baltimore where he was a part-time Professor (as was I). I followed his career very closely. He DID take bribes, just like his successor as Chief Executive, Dale Anderson, a Democrat, who was also convicted for corruption.

John / Billybob

7 posted on 09/05/2008 12:55:12 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza
The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.
8 posted on 09/05/2008 1:28:49 PM PDT by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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