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  • "I think you're an ass": Conservative media finally discover their colleagues are frauds

    ››› ››› OLIVER WILLIS

    In the run-up to Delaware's Republican Senate primary, conservative media figures noticed that their colleagues are "lazy and unfair" "idiot[s]" and "mouthpieces for the Republican establishment" who engage in "ranting, not serious arguments" and whose commentary consists of "smear tactics," "mischaracterizations," "exaggerated claims," "slander," and "attributing sinister or corrupt motives to those who disagree with them."

  • Right-wing media strain to portray Kagan as a "radical"

    ››› ››› JUSTIN BERRIER

    Right-wing media figures have been quick to portray Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan as a "radical" or an "activist." In fact, Kagan is considered "one of the more moderate choices" for the Supreme Court and has been described as "fair-minded" and "well-respected" by conservative political and legal experts.

  • Some media conservatives reject comparison of Reid's controversial comments to Lott's support of Thurmond

    ››› ››› GREG LEWIS

    The Weekly Standard's Stephen Hayes, National Review's Ramesh Ponnuru, and Power Line's Paul Mirengoff are among the conservatives to recently reject comparisons trumpeted by other right-wing media figures of Sen. Harry Reid's controversial comments about President Obama to former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott's past comments in support of Strom Thurmond's 1948 segregationist presidential campaign. Hayes, Ponnuru, and Mirengoff join several civil rights leaders and other media figures in rejecting that comparison.