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Thursday, November 12, 2020
MRC Writer Still Hypocritically Dismissing Those He Hates As Having Mental Disorders
Topic: Media Research Center

When last we checked in with Curtis Houck, managing editor of the Media Research Center's NewsBusters, he was hypocritically lashing out at media figures for purportedly for treating mental health "something to joke about in context of President Trump" even though labeling people in the media it doesn't like as "crazy" or "unhinged" is NewsBusters' stock in trade. It seems Houck is so proud of his hypocrisy that he's parading it in his headlines.

A Nov. 2 post by Houck carries the headline "All Aboard the Crazy Train!" In it, he complains that "CNN and MSNBC guest and psychologist Dr. Bandy Lee tweeted that President Donald Trump was worse than Adolf Hitler in not one facet, but a whole slew of ways." HOuck didn't explain why making such a comparison makes one "crazy," given that we don't recall him or any other MRC employee speaking out against their fellow right-wingers making Obama-Hitler comparisons.

But Houck wasn't done. Two days later he wrote a post headlined "CRAZY TOWN"; his complaint was that "presidential historian and LBJ aide Doris Kearns Goodwin went as far as comparing Joe Biden to Abraham Lincoln being reelected in 1864," adding that this "took the cake in the crazy department." Again, he didn't explain his reasoning; apparently, he thinks his insults don't need to be justified.

That's pretty much the state of the MRC these days -- insults instead of reason, declarations instead of "media research."

Posted by Terry K. at 9:58 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:58 PM EST

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