Brent Bozell at TownHall.com writes about the most recent controversy between Ann Coulter and the biased, hypocritical media.
The Drudge Report caused a firestorm when anonymous NBC insiders leaked the word that Coulter had been “banned for life” from that network. CBS featured her on “The Early Show,” and a combative Harry Smith tried to insult her to the extreme. He called her “goofy,” “simplistic,” “sophomoric” and a “whiner.” “You should have a cross,” he said dismissively. “You should put yourself up on a cross.” Why are they so upset?
……But liberals who claim to oppose “inflammatory rhetoric” on television when it comes from conservatives have no problem with uncivil liberalism. Or 100 percent hate-filled left-wing character assassination. Take NBC, which could not look sillier if it ever seriously banned Coulter for being hyperbolic, when vicious, hyperbolic liberals (Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews) dominate MSNBC.
It’s easy to run down a list of inflammatory liberals who are welcomed on the TV morning shows. Start with Kitty Kelley’s wild “investigative” books on the Reagans or the Bushes. Or Michael Moore’s kooky conspiracy theories. Or Al Franken suggesting Karl Rove and Scooter Libby should be executed over Plamegate. (NBC’s Matt Lauer and his off-camera crew laughed at that.)
Or recall Bill Maher on his HBO show in 2007 suggesting Arianna Huffington shouldn’t ban commenters on her website wishing Dick Cheney had died in a terrorist attack in Afghanistan. “That’s a funny joke,” Maher said. “If this isn’t China, shouldn’t you be able to say that?” He added that Cheney’s death by suicide bomber might be a public service: “I’m just saying if he did die, other people, more people would live. That’s a fact.”
The monopolists in the leftwing broadcast and print media don’t like dissent or confrontation by those diametrically opposed to the party line.
Frothing idiots like Maher and Olbermann are classic examples of just how rancid and visceral the anti-American media element has become, and what passes for ‘humor’ and ‘entertainment’.
They are increasingly uncomfortable with vocal opposition especially from bloggers who monitor, scrutinize, and refute the propaganda served up with the news.
Liberals cannot stand the taste of their own bitter medicine. It’s impossible to have any kind of civil discourse with the raving moonbats, so the kid gloves have to come off and the brass knuckles have to come on.
The only problem is, there are too many braindead Americans who limit their intake of news to the MSM, and won’t bother to do any research on opposing viewpoints, or question the context in which that information is presented.
Thank god for people like Hannity, Bozell, and Coulter. Bloggers like me can’t get the publicity or the attention of the MSM leftards, but they can.