Magazine article Insight on the News

What's Missing from Media Feeding Frenzy?

Magazine article Insight on the News

What's Missing from Media Feeding Frenzy?

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Somehow or other we missed the big news about how the Republicans proclaimed it is a patriotic obligation to provide free guns and ammo to lunatics and wackos. There must have been some such proclamation from the way the elite liberal media have been pummeling the GOP over gun control. But it's no easy task to defend responsible gun ownership in an emotionally charged atmosphere such as the aftermath of the Columbine High School massacre. So, with a few feints toward the sickness-spawning movie and TV studios, Republicans are just taking the beating.

Knowing that they won't get hit back seems greatly to bolster the fighting spirit in the liberal media, and their pundits have been pouring it on. Meanwhile, the Democrats can do no wrong. Well, they can do wrong, but they don't have to worry about any big media uproar over it.

L. Brent Bozell III of the Media Research Center took note of this situation in comments about the appointment of Tony Coelho as Vice President Al Gore's campaign manager. Bozell observes that "Coelho's appointment drew no news stories at ABC, CBS or NBC. Time and U.S. News dispatched the news in a sentence or two."

Bozell continues: "Tony Coelho. What? You mean, Tony Coelho, the ex-congressman who resigned in disgrace 10 years ago rather than face any investigation of his sweetheart loan deal with an S&L executive to buy junk bonds from Drexel Burnham Lambert? …

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