by Barbara Santee, Ph.D
Political conservatives claim the First Amendment right to express their opinion, apparently a right they are reluctant to grant to people of the opposite viewpoint. These knee-jerk conservatives constantly repeat the right-wing mantra — the “liberal” media – implying they can’t get their voices heard. They repeat this tired shibboleth – the “liberal” bogey man — in order to gain even greater control of the media.
Now, let’s review who the primary players are in this alleged “liberal” media. Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Eva Von Zahn, Belway Boys, Brit Hume, Tony Snow, Juan Williams, Mara Liason, the McLaughlin Group, G. Gordon Liddy, Laura Schlessinger, Michael Meved, Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts, Tim Russert, Bob Schieffer, John Hockenberry, Ollie North, Neil Bortz, Robert Novak, Paul Weyrich, Wolf Blitzer, Don Imus, John Stosssel, Howie Kurtz (Reliable Sources), Don Horowitz, Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham, Peggy Noonan, William Safire…
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