The first two-by-four to crumble was National Review. When founder William F. Buckleys son Christopher endorsed Barrack Obama for president in 2008, that act of apparent treason to the conservative cause was largely viewed as an aberration, not a symptom of a problem which ran much deeper. It was not until 2011, after an NR editorial attacked Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry, that Rush Limbaugh observed that the publication had morphed from being the voice of conservatism into the voice of Republicanism, or to be more precise, the voice of Beltway Republicanism. And the new motto of the GOP establishment was unmistakable: In Mitt Romney We Trust. That message has been reinforced by numerous NRO articles and blog posts, with only occasional opposing views being published on the website and fewer still in the print version. National Review has criticized Sarah Palin in editorials, and contributors such as Mona Charen have lambasted the former Alaska Governor in columns and on NROs The Corner blog. Among the few contributors at NRO who have been generally fair to Palin and Gingrich are Andrew McCarthy and Robert Costa.
Another stud in the conservative media framework showed that it had been compromised in mid-December when The Washington Examiner not only endorsed Mitt Romney, but viciously went after Gingrich while doing so. The Examiner is owned by Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz, who contributed the maximum legal amount to Romneys 2008 presidential run.
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“Im prompted to ask, What conservative media? And why the rush by so many erstwhile conservatives to embrace a moderate for president? The argument given most often is electablity, but John Hawkins and Milton Wolf have provided plenty of evidence that Romneys purported electablity is little more than a myth. Too many conservatives have either forgotten Ronald Reagan or have turned their backs on his principles. Thats a shame, because although Reagans time has passed, his principles are eternal. One of the principles espoused by the great president was to reject pale pastels and settle for nothing less than bold colors from the candidates we support and the issues we espouse. Those colors have become so watered down that its difficult to distinguish them in this day and age. And that doesnt bode well for the future of the conservative cause.”
posted on 04/15/2012 8:36:42 PM PDT
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Thank you for sharing this. An informative read.
I agree with the author. Glad someone is speaking for me.
I feel like the conservative movement is missing a leader.
posted on 04/15/2012 8:45:41 PM PDT
by Christie at the beach
(I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
...the prince of the powers of the air, of the spirit that now worketh in the sons of disobedience...
posted on 04/15/2012 9:02:10 PM PDT
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This article makes good points about how the conservative media has gone against Palin and Gingrich.
What the heck is up with Glen beck bashing Palin and Gingrich?
However Rush Limbaugh has not bashed Palin nor Gingrich. So is Rush still the conservative media?
posted on 04/15/2012 11:29:51 PM PDT
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I apologize in advance for my Reagan-Conservative self promotion:
posted on 04/16/2012 12:27:09 AM PDT
Thanks for posting the excerpts of my opinion piece.
As a Fred Thompson supporter in 2008, I had to make a “lesser of the evils” choice and was mistakenly led to believe that Romney was “more conservative” than Juan McCain. It was only some weeks later that I discovered how Romney and his campaign had used Alinsky tactics to smear Fred and force him out of the race. It became apparent that Romney’s seeming embrace of conservatism after governing as a liberal was just for show.
My vow then was “won’t get fooled again,” learned how to thoroughly vet candidates, and I’ve tried to support only Reagan conservatives since.
posted on 04/16/2012 7:24:29 AM PDT
by Josh Painter
("We will not save our country by becoming like the left." - Sarah Palin)
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