media

Media Wail for Brennan and Clapper

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The networks have always politicized intelligence, back to the Vietnam War days. The FBI and the CIA were under fervent leftist attack in the 1970s. They seemed to be filled with villains every time the Republicans were in office — with former President Nixon and Watergate, former President Reagan and the Iran-contra affair, and former President George W. Bush and the Iraq War. But when they're scheming alongside Obama to help Hillary Clinton win, well, that's somehow patriotic activity.

Just How Far Will the Left Go?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

For now, Democrats rant, they rave, and they stew, accepting that they cannot do what might save them and therefore they only do more of what is destroying them. Out of that lose-lose dilemma was birthed Trump hatred. Without a persuasive argument, progressives came up with the mantra that Trump is a traitor, and that all they needed to do was to explain to supposedly dense voters that their current economic renaissance was actually jackbooted National Socialism. How far will the Left go? I fear that we have seen nothing yet.

Conservatives Use Their Secret Weapon to Create a Revolution (16 of 45)

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
When I first went to work for the new conservative movement, it didn’t take me long to discover that I really didn’t like asking people face to face for money.  I found that I had a knack for writing letters, though, so that’s what I began to concentrate on.  (Excerpt 16 of 45 from America’s Right Turn.)

Conservatives Test a New Secret Weapon (15 of 45)

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The establishment elites who ran the Republican and Democratic parties thought they had killed the conservative beast with Barry Goldwater’s crushing defeat in 1964. They didn’t count on our perseverance and our ingenuity—or our secret weapon.  Excerpt 15 of 45 from America’s Right Turn.

Trump Has A Point About The Media

While the political establishment continues to attack President Trump for his “enemy of the people” comment about the media, Americans out in flyover country tend to wonder what else you would call an institution that employs people who regularly wish for them to fail and for their lives to be harder.

The Media vs. Brett Kavanaugh

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The one guarantee with Trump appointing Judge Brett Kavanaugh is that the Democrats, fueled by their mindless street mobs, will try to destroy him. It's how Democrats behave. It is not how the "news" media should behave. Is there anyone who disputes that? But it is how they will comport themselves, because they are one with their Democratic brothers and sisters. They are about to show the world what first-class hypocrites they really are.

#NeverTrumpers dominate media despite Trump party loyalty at historic high

Joe Concha, The Hill

Trump has loyalty from his party like we've never seen outside of George W. Bush, who quickly lost that loyalty once the rallying cry after 9/11 died down. But our media prefers to provide platforms only to a small group of rebels rather than to those who represent the nearly nine out 10 in the party who support the president. You want to know why our media has never been so mistrusted? The big stage provided to #NeverTrumpers serves as Exhibit A.

Thanks to Shamelessly Dishonest Liberals, Conservatives Have No Chance in 1964 (13 of 45)

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The assassination of President Kennedy presented a new and unparalleled opportunity to smear conservatives, and the liberal media and LBJ took full advantage of it.  That worked in 1964, but conservatives would not be defeated that easily, as we see in this excerpt (No. 13 of 45) from America’s Right Turn.

CNN Host Proclaims 'National Emergency'

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Most Americans would suggest that the Dow Jones Industrial Average being up 5,000 points since President Trump's inauguration and the unemployment rate being 3.8 percent is not a national emergency. But then again, most Americans aren't journalists. Our media have shunned any notion of objectivity under Trump. Activists like Brian Stelter keep urging top editors to oppose, rebel and resist, and they wonder why their own approval ratings continue to sink lower, and lower, and lower.

This is What Happens When the Other Side Controls the Mass Media (12 of 45)

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
By the numbers, 1964 was an unmitigated disaster for conservatives.  But it was worse than it had to be, since the liberals controlled all of the mass media, and used that pulpit to smear all conservatives as fascists and Nazis.  It worked—for the time being, in Excerpt 12 of 45 from America’s Right Turn.

Why There Was No Mass Libertarian Movement—Lessons for Conservatives (11 of 45)

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Why did conservatives succeed in creating a mass movement, while the libertarians fell short?  This is not just ancient history—there are critical lessons here for today’s conservatives, in this excerpt (No. 11 of 45) from America’s Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power.

John Brennan, the Revolutionary Who Never Grew Up

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Imagine a former CIA director under a Democratic president calling for members of the executive branch to defy his lawful directives, blithely spreading grave charges against him without evidence, and calling on the “country” to “defeat” him. The media would treat that figure as a dangerous weirdo. But Brennan has done all of that and more, and it has only enhanced his appeal in the eyes of the media. Brennan has returned to the revolutionary ramparts of his youth, convinced more than ever that nothing is treasonous for a leftist.

It Is Terrible To Be A Liberal In 2018 – Which Is Awesome

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Just look how unhappy the libs are. It’s all outrage, all the time. You can’t be happy if you are constantly agitated. It’s unhealthy. It makes you look like a wacko. Yet they go nuts on social media, they go nuts at awards shows, and they go nuts when conservatives are trying to scarf down some tacos. If you are always going nuts, maybe that’s an indicator that you are nuts.

Afghanistan: Less Important Than Porn Stars

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The "news" you see at night on broadcast television is defined by what "outrage" has been perpetrated by President Donald Trump. The American Army at war in Afghanistan is 30 percent as important as a two-bit prostitute. Whatever might cause the end of the Trump presidency is "news." Whatever might cause the re-election of Donald Trump is treated like it belongs in a deep, dark cave like containers of radioactive waste. Whatever is news is not news if it doesn't fit that narrative.

How Barry Goldwater Gave Political Voice to the New Conservative Movement (10 of 45)

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Conservatives needed a political voice if they were to go to combat in the political arena.  They found one in an outspoken U.S. Senator from Arizona, and we look at the successful strategy they chose in excerpt No. 10 of 45 from America’s Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power, by Richard A. Viguerie and David Franke.

The Media’s Sickness Is Terminal

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The relativism underpinning liberalism makes it hopelessly willful. Its relationship to civility is determined not by any principle independent of human will but by pure political opportunism. Insofar as civility is useful to gaining or preserving power, liberals pretend to honor it. But the moment civility becomes an impediment to holding or regaining power, they give themselves permission to violate it. The “ends” suddenly justify the means, and anyone who questions their uncivil behavior fails to see the “higher” good at stake.

How William F. Buckley Jr. Gave Birth to the Conservative Movement

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
One man—William F. Buckley Jr.—and his new magazine National Review were successful in creating a mass conservative movement in the years after 1955.  We learn the reasons for their success in this excerpt from America’s Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power.