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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The MRC's Sour Grapes Over Obama's Re-Election
Topic: Media Research Center

The Media Research Center did not take President Obama's re-election well, if their tweets are any indication.

MRC researcher Scott Whitlock flatly declared, "America is screwed."

MRC videographer Dan Joseph wrote, "If I were Romney, I would NOT concede until the popular vote margin is clear."

MRC Business & Media Institute writer Liz Thatcher was particularly bitter. She wrote, "Sick to my stomach about what the future of the country may be."

Thatcher followed that up with, "This is what the country wants, though, so we deserve whatever we get."

NewsBusters managing editor Ken Shepherd concurred, lamenting, "We get the government we deserve."

And Matt Philbin -- last seen defending Rush Limbaugh's misogyny -- tweeted, "Well girls, you can all rest easy, having secured your right to federally subsidized lady parts. What a country."

MRC chief Brent Bozell's new column is yet another fit of anti-media ranting, complaining that "the media lauded Obama no matter how horrendous his record, and they savaged Obama’s Republican contenders as ridiculous pretenders."

Bozell later appeared on Fox Business to insist that "There is absolutely no way" that the liberal media "represents the beliefs of the American people."

The MRC's Rich Noyes went over to the Fox News website to list "Five ways the mainstream media tipped the scales in favor of Obama." Among them is "partisan fact checking" -- which is basically Noyes complaining that conservatives were fact-checked, period.

But there's an elephant in the room that nobody at the MRC will likely talk about in public: the apparent failure of the MRC's $5 million anti-media "Tell the Truth!" campaign. Perhaps if so much of that money hadn't been wasted on stunts like Times Square billboards and preaching to the choir, maybe it would have had better results.


Posted by Terry K. at 1:17 PM EST
Updated: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 1:22 PM EST

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