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February 19, 2001
Re "How TV Killed Democracy on Nov. 7," Commentary, Feb. 14: After the votes had been counted twice and George W. Bush was the leader in the Florida vote count, I find it odd that anyone would think that the person with the lead in an election, no matter how slim, should concede. Local elections are frequently decided with margins of as few as one vote, and no one thinks the winner should concede. It's time to get over it--Bush is president for the next four years. WALTER T. BACHE Artesia Thank you, Todd Gitlin, for skewering the myth of "the liberal media."
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November 23, 2003 | Brian C. Anderson, Brian C. Anderson is senior editor of the Manhattan Institute's City Journal, from whose autumn issue this article is adapted.
The left's near-monopoly over the institutions of opinion and information is skidding to a halt. The transformation has gone far beyond the rise of conservative talk radio, which, since Rush Limbaugh's national debut 15 years ago, has chipped away at the power of the elite media to set the terms of the country's political and cultural debate. Almost overnight, three huge changes in communications have injected conservative ideas into the heart of that debate.
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November 23, 2003 | Brian C. Anderson, Brian C. Anderson is senior editor of the Manhattan Institute's City Journal, from whose autumn issue this article is adapted.
The left's near-monopoly over the institutions of opinion and information is skidding to a halt. The transformation has gone far beyond the rise of conservative talk radio, which, since Rush Limbaugh's national debut 15 years ago, has chipped away at the power of the elite media to set the terms of the country's political and cultural debate. Almost overnight, three huge changes in communications have injected conservative ideas into the heart of that debate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2001
Re "How TV Killed Democracy on Nov. 7," Commentary, Feb. 14: After the votes had been counted twice and George W. Bush was the leader in the Florida vote count, I find it odd that anyone would think that the person with the lead in an election, no matter how slim, should concede. Local elections are frequently decided with margins of as few as one vote, and no one thinks the winner should concede. It's time to get over it--Bush is president for the next four years. WALTER T. BACHE Artesia Thank you, Todd Gitlin, for skewering the myth of "the liberal media."
OPINION
May 15, 2005 | Brian C. Anderson, Brian C. Anderson is senior editor of City Journal and author of "South Park Conservatives: The Revolt Against Liberal Media Bias."
Oh, how we conservatives once envied liberal writers. Just 10 years ago, liberal writers could propose a book on, say, how American capitalism stiffs the workingman or how the bourgeois family spawns injustice. Major publishers would respond by throwing oodles of money their way, or at least consider putting out the book. But pitch a critique of affirmative action or a defense of limited government and, unless your name was Buckley or Will, you'd be lucky to get a personalized rejection letter.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2006
MATEA GOLD included Fox News' phrase that their intent is to be "fair and balanced" ["Up Next, Wrangling Respect," Oct. 8]. Here are Chris Wallace's Fox News guests Oct. 8: Rep. Jack Kingston (Republican congressman from Georgia), Tony Perkins of the conservative Christian organization Family Research Council, right-wing media spokesman David Bossie and right-wing radio personality Laura Ingraham. Seems like a reasonable range of views will indeed be represented -- right, far right, farther right and farthest right.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2001
What a refreshing ray of sunshine on a cloudy day it was to read Michael Kinsley's March 2 commentary, "It Takes a Snob to Know One," on [Fox News talk-show host] Bill O'Reilly. Finally some truth. O'Reilly exploits the anger and frustration in the country masterfully. He, like every other right-wing media personality, is nothing but a rabble-rouser and should be labeled such. Recently one rabble-rouser host was bemoaning our education system in this country, attributing all the ills to liberal policies.
OPINION
April 9, 2013
Re "Flattery really got him nowhere," April 6 Because The Times and other serious journalistic outlets have maintained professional objectivity, it becomes ever more interesting to observe how quickly the predictable opportunists of the right-wing media have attacked the president for his "best looking" remark - a misguided fragment issued when introducing California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris. Despite the fact we've suffered through the right's lambasting of a perceived "political correctness" as yet another deplorable affectation of the left, that same affectation seems now to be embraced by the right.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1989
The disclosure that MacDougall, a "left-winger," had to sneak his ideas into his stories tells more about the stranglehold that conservatives have, and have long had, over the press of this country, and little to support the paranoid delusion that the press has a liberal bias. It hardly seems to bother anyone that Vice President Dan Quayle's father, a John Birch society member, owns a chain of newspapers through which he pushes a rather extreme right-wing ideology; or that Rupert Murdoch, when he owned the New York Post, overtly shilled for conservative candidates in his newspaper; or that the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, a holder of extreme, if not dangerous right-wing views, owns the Washington Times newspaper, and so on. The charge that the establishment press is filled with left-wing reporters is part and parcel of that paranoid personality disorder that fires the ravings of those self-appointed right-wing media monitors like Accuracy in Media and Human Events.
OPINION
December 19, 2003
Was there any point to Steve Lopez's Dec. 17 column, "Trouble Getting the Party Started"? In it, Lopez criticized Hollywood liberals for attempting to create a liberal electronic media outlet to counter the right-wing media network, he appropriately criticized many Democratic Party "leaders" for not standing for anything, he stated that front-runner Howard Dean might have been right in saying the capture of Saddam Hussein did not make America safer but...
OPINION
August 23, 2008
Re "The extreme-right way to make a buck," Opinion, Aug. 16 Will Tim Rutten be writing a similar column about the extreme-left way to make a buck? After all, there have been many agitprop books attacking the Bush administration and conservatives over the last eight years, written by left-wing literary hit men such as Michael Moore, Frank Rich, Robert Scheer, Eric Alterman and Chalmers Johnson. The bottom line: Who cares whether these types of books are published? We live in a free society.
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