Today's "Political Grapevine" on Britt Hume's Special Report was indeed "the most scintillating two minutes on TV!" Mr. Hume lined up six stories about liberals having to apologize for or correct biased, sometimes even hateful statements. This is worth reprinting in full:
Colorado Democratic Senator Ken Salazar this week referred to the Christian group Focus on the Family, which supports President Bush, as "the Anti-Christ of the world." But Salazar now says he didn't mean that, saying, "I regret having used [those words]."
In an audio skit about President Bush's Social Security proposal earlier this week, a voice on Air America, the liberal radio network, said, "here's your answer, you ungrateful whelp," and then sounded three shotgun blasts. Air America is now apologizing for that, calling it a "bad" skit and insisting, "our normal vetting process failed."
The AP this week quoted the President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Albert Mohler Jr, as saying that putting more evangelicals on the court will mean rulings more in tune with Christian beliefs. But Mohler never said that. The AP now says it "incorrectly paraphrased" him.
A National Public Radio host said, "a book by a conservative commentator ... has leveled ... charges [similar]" to those by Republicans that judicial activist judges bring violence upon themselves. But the book, "Men in Black" by Mark Levin, never says that. NPR now says it was just "turn[ing] to a critique of the book" from a previous subject, and "we regret any error or confusion."
An editorial page editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune insisted earlier this week that his paper has never advocated a change to Senate filibuster rules. But after some media noted that when President Clinton's proposals were being filibustered, the paper called on politicians to "crusade for changes in Senate procedures," Editorial page deputy editor Jim Boyd now admits his paper has been "caught in a contradiction." He says he and his staff "missed" the old editorial.
And finally, The Washington Post today has a headline saying that Tom DeLay "is likely to be found culpable." But the piece accompanying it doesn't say that, instead saying that Delay is "in danger" of being found in violation of House ethics rules, but could also be "vindicated." The Post now says its headline "overstated" the situation.
- FOX News' Michael Levine contributed to this report
Astounding. Two newspapers, two radio networks, one news wire service, and one Democrat Senator, all either slanting against or outright slandering conservatives. Mr. Hume excellently demonstrates a pattern of media bias, and which side it's coming from, thanks to Sen. Salazar. This kind of reporting is what's missing from most of the MSM, with an emphasis on reporting. Not one opinion of Mr. Hume's was expressed in that two minutes. This is why he exemplifies FOXNEWS' "we report, you decide" credo.
Some further points: I've listened to Rush Limbaugh since 1992, and he's never done any skit as vile about Pres. Clinton, especially over a policy issue, as the one "Airhead America" did about Pres. Bush. Also, I'm happy to see that the FOXNEWS bashers in Canada have lost all credibility now that it's finally being shown on Canadian TV. The liberals are being exposed for the liars and demagogues they have consistently accused conservatives of being for many years. I think it will get worse for them for a long time before it gets better.