A conservative media watchdog says the mainstream media is
falsely blaming conservatism for the Republican election
According to the Media Research Center (MRC), the liberal
media has been shamelessly using the re-election of Barack
Obama over moderate Mitt Romney as a way to scare the GOP away
from re-embracing its winning conservative message (
see related article). The MRC has documented the media's effort
to discredit and attack conservatives, the tea party, and Rush
Limbaugh in a blatant attempt to splinter the Republican Party and
its conservative base.
"There's clearly an agenda here to paint the loss as
a result of the Republican Party embracing -- quote -- 'radical
conservative ideas,'" asserts Christian Robey, political director
with the MRC. "Of course what they're talking about are free-market
ideas and pro-life principles -- the basic conservative
If the GOP had won, Robey suggests the left-wing media would
have claimed something entirely different.
"It would have been that Republicans moved to the center -- no
doubt about it," he offers. "And the idea here is to basically
tarnish conservatism because it is so ideologically opposed to what
most of the media stand for."
The MRC political director adds that liberal media outlets
discourage conservative GOP nominees because it helps their
preferred candidates like Mitt Romney, John McCain and Bob Dole --
contenders who did not embrace conservatism and lost.