NewsBusters' Rusty Weiss embraced his inner WorldNetDaily and cranked out a Jan. 22 screed headlined "Yes, Liberalism IS a Mental Disorder." In the process he name-checks right-wing ranter amd WND fave Michael Savage and "board-certified clinical psychologist" Lyle Rossiter, who "diagnosed the ideology of the left as a tangible mental illness" (which WND has heavily promoted).
Weiss then declares that liberals suffer from "narcissistic personality disorder," “a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration.” Weiss adds: "This seems in tune with the fact that liberals, along with their degenerate offspring, the Occupy Wall Street movement, believe their policies and platforms fall in the majority - or the 99% if you will - despite being outnumbered by conservatives at a 2-1 clip."
This is all right-wing catnip, of course. But what does any of this have to do with the Media Research Center's purported mission of being a media watchdog? Nothing that we can see.
Somehow, we suspect that Weiss will be getting a very complementary outreach from Joseph Farah and Co. in the very near future. After all, WND has had the longtime corner on unhinged liberal-bashing, and Weiss' column is little more than a WND audition.