Topic: Media Research Center
Last February, the Media Research Center's Clay Waters was upset that a New York Times article about a gathering of conservatives uses the word "conservative." He's at it again in an Aug. 6 MRC TimesWatch post:
New York Times reporter John Eligon filed a "conservative"-loaded story from Topeka on Monday on the battle between conservatives and moderates in the Midwest: "In Kansas, Conservatives Vilify Fellow Republicans."
Eligon's story could be the paper's all-time winner as far as labeling density, with a staggering 33 uses of the word "conservative" in non-quoted material within the 1,367-word article, plus two labels in photo captions, plus the one in the headline. By contrast, the common conjunction "and" appeared a mere 27 times under the same parameters.
That's right -- Waters is mad that an article about conservatives uses the word "conservative."
Waters doesn't explain how the article should have been written differently.