Marquette Warrior: Liberal Blog “Media Matters:” Keep Conservatives Off CNN

Monday, January 23, 2006

Liberal Blog “Media Matters:” Keep Conservatives Off CNN

From Media Matters, an attack on Cable News Network for supposedly hiring Bill Bennett to replace outgoing conservative commentator Robert D. Novak.

Earlier Media Matters had called on CNN to fire Novak.
In December, we asked for your help in urging CNN not to renew Novak’s contract. Novak’s contract was not renewed, and CNN could have found another commentator to fill the vacancy — one who does not have a history of advancing conservative misinformation. But they didn’t. We need you to ask CNN to justify why they hired someone who has such a strong track record of conservative misinformation and inflammatory comments.
Of course, Bennett’s “misinformation” and “inflammatory comments” were simply viewpoints that the liberals at Media Matters disagree with.

They quote Bennett as having said “it’s true that if you wanted to reduce crime . . . you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down.”

They fail to put the comment into context, and explain that Bennett said such action would be “morally reprehensible.”

This one can be filed (like so much) under “liberal intolerance.” They really want conservatives, and especially those like the very articulate Bennett, shut up. They can’t simply say that “these are opinions we think wrongheaded.” They label them “misinformation” and “inflammatory” meaning they should be entirely suppressed.

Note that, despite a huge buzz in the liberal blogosphere, we can find no solid, confirmed report that CNN has hired Bennett.


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