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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
MRC Is Unhinged About Smearing Critics As 'Unhinged'
Topic: Media Research Center

As with "far left," there's another word the Media Research Center loves to overuse to the point of meaninglessness in attacking and dismissing its critics: "unhinged."

Here's an incomplete list of people and things the MRC has called "unhinged" during the first four months of 2017:

As with "far left," some people and things may actually be "unhinged" -- we will concur on Alex Jones -- but most of them aren't. The MRC is trying to delegitimize any criticism it doesn't agree with, mostly regarding Trump, by depicting it as fringe whatever its actual merits.

The funny thing: In the midst of all this smearing of anyone who dares issue a criticism of Trump as "unhinged," the MRC itself was complaining when anyone else used the word. In February, it huffed that some in the media "breathlessly hurled one sensational adjective after another" to describe Trump's strange February press conference, one of which was -- wait for it -- "unhinged." Trump syocphant Jeffrey Lord then grumbled in a Feb. 18 MRC column that "Words like 'unhinged' [were] a particular favorite to describe the event."

If the MRC is just going to engage in increasingly meaningless name-calling, why listen to anything it has to say?

Posted by Terry K. at 10:39 PM EDT

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