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Egregious Leftism: They Betray Themselves When They Open Their Mouths
The Richmond [VA] Times-Dispatch ^ | February 17, 2005 | Ross Mackenzie

Posted on 02/16/2005 6:25:16 PM PST by quidnunc

When things began to get really bad, a group called the Media Research Center (MRC) designated itself monitor of the leftism loping around in the mainstream press, primarily television. Most of the guilty insist they are mere mainstreamers, centrists ("nobody here but us moderates") — yet surely they know better. They betray themselves when they open their mouths.

(Disclaimer: For several years I served on the MRC panel selecting the year's most egregious quotations, a role filled more recently — as in December — by a staff colleague.)

So before 2005 tracks too far, herewith a sampler of 2004 remarks by some of the nation's loftiest pressies. For obvious reasons, many of the quotes (the MRC terms them "Notable Quotables") reflect a singular bias … .

NBC's Tom Brokaw, August 31 during the Republican Convention, with Senator Susan Collins on his MSNBC show "Brokaw in New York": "You and Olympia Snowe, the other Senator from Maine, are known as moderate women. You have no place in this convention. The [Republican Party] platform does not seem to speak to a lot of women in this country. It's anti-abortion, it does not expand stem cell research, and on other social issues in which women have some interest — for example, gay unions — is formally opposed to that. Do you think that this platform and this party is doing enough to reach out to moderate women across the country?"

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; Miscellaneous; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: mackenzie; mrc

1 posted on 02/16/2005 6:25:16 PM PST by quidnunc
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To: quidnunc
Worth reading the whole piece.

...to remind us of just what mindless imbeciles we're dealing with -

2 posted on 02/16/2005 7:14:42 PM PST by maine-iac7 (...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time - LINCOLN)
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To: maine-iac7
"...to remind us of just what mindless imbeciles we're dealing with "

. . .it is almost too painful. . .caught by accident 'Alfrancken' ruminating on his show the other day about the 'lies of the Right'. . catching Rush. . .Hume et al. ..in "LIES'!

Can only offer that due to their own immunity. . .the truth will never set these people free.

3 posted on 02/16/2005 9:21:22 PM PST by cricket (Just say - NO U.N.)
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