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Conservatives Have a Great American Novel, Too

'Gone With the Wind' is really right-wing, Noah Berlatsky observes

(Newser) - Pretty much everyone likes to believe that art in this country is made by and for liberals. Conservatives like to believe they're the "few, proud freethinkers" fighting the mainstream narrative, and liberals like to think they're "naturally more artistic, funny, daring, and generally aesthetically awesome,"... More »

Conservative Media Blew It

How the right-wing media failed its audience: Conor Friedersdorf

(Newser) - If you relied on conservative media for your election news, last night's Obama win likely came as quite a surprise. But, while right-wing pundits had long been predicting a Romney victory, the mainstream media knew all along that the president had a much better shot, writes Conor Friedersdorf in... More »

Conservatives Piling On Romney, Too

Although Rush Limbaugh calls clip a 'golden opportunity'

(Newser) - We almost feel bad posting yet more negative reaction to Romney's 47% snafu, but it seems worth noting that conservatives aren't exactly lining up to defend the GOP standard-bearer. As of this writing, two of the top stories on the Weekly Standard front page are a blistering William... More »

Munro: Obama 'Just Turns His Back'

Daily Caller reporter admits he mistimed question, but says Obama ducks and runs

(Newser) - To hear Neil Munro tell it, he was simply a victim of bad timing in his rush to question a wily president: The Daily Caller reporter took to the semi-sympathetic airwaves of Sean Hannity's Fox show last night to rehash his interruption of the president , reports Mediaite . "The... More »

Right Argues Obama Was a Bully, Too!

Conservative commentators focus on passage from Dreams From My Father

(Newser) - Mitt Romney isn't the only one with a history of bullying . In response to the Washington Post piece about a forcible haircut Romney allegedly gave a student, conservative media outlets yesterday called attention to a passage from Obama's 1995 book Dreams From My Father in which a middle-school... More »

Media Matters Boss Drives the News

David Brock is manic, systematically influences liberal media: Tucker Carlson

(Newser) - The right-leaning Daily Caller last night published the first in an investigative series about Media Matters for America, alleging that the liberal media watchdog is in bed with the Obama administration, as well as a number of media organizations and bigwigs, and that founder David Brock systematically attempts to influence... More »

Newt Hammered by... Pretty Much Everyone

Conservative media pile on Gingrich

(Newser) - The conservative media have apparently figured out that Newt Gingrich could actually win the Republican nomination, and they are responding with a breathtaking collective attack on the candidate. Politico rounds up the highlights, noting that "this is just a sampling of what's hitting Newt."
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Biden Complains After Ambush Interview

His office want to know: Were rules broken?

(Newser) - Joe Biden is not happy about the ambush interview that landed him on cable TV—and he’s letting the press gallery’s standing committee of correspondents know about it. Jason Mattera of the conservative blog Human Events caught Biden off guard last week by asking to take a photo... More »

Radio Host Quits DC Job Over 'Electronic Lynching'

Conservative inspired school threat

(Newser) - Conservative talk radio host Joyce Kaufman has resigned as newly-elected Florida Rep. Allen West’s chief of staff, after her controversial statements made her the center of a media firestorm—and a school scare. Rachel Maddow ran a piece this week criticizing West for hiring Kaufman, airing a clip of... More »

Andrew Sullivan: Debate Me, Bill O'Reilly

Fox host is a 'propagandist'

(Newser) - When Andrew Sullivan read (in this profile ) that other Fox News reporters considered Glenn Beck “embarrassing,” he was perplexed. Aren’t all Fox hosts roughly as bad? To prove the point, he flipped on Bill O’Reilly—and quickly regretted it. O’Reilly delivered a rant that... More »

Christine O’Donnell Is MIA in Delaware

Tea Party belle proves that in 2010, all politics is national

(Newser) - You know that old saw, “all politics is local”? Well these days it seems that all politics is national, Matt Bai of the New York Times observes. Just look at Christine O’Donnell. She’s appeared on every national conservative media outlet that will have her, but has... More »

Angle: I Make a Ton of Money on Fox News

And Rush Limbaugh appearance turned into $236K, she boasts

(Newser) - Remember when Sharron Angle said she only wanted to talk to the media if it was a “ friend ”? Now we know why. At a house party this month, Angle was caught on tape bragging about how much money she could make off Fox viewers and Rush Limbaugh... More »

Castle: I Lost Because of Limbaugh's 'Lies'

Defeated congressman blames conservative media for loss to O'Donnell

(Newser) - Mike Castle lashed out at the conservative media yesterday, blaming it in part for his loss to Christine O’Donnell. “I hope journalists check their facts,” the Delaware Republican said in an interview with Fox News . “I think the misrepresentations and the lies of Sean Hannity... More »

The Blaze: Will Glenn Beck's News Site Actually Work?

Or is it really a beatnik art joke?

(Newser) - Glenn Beck has jumped into the online news game with “The Blaze.” Will it live up to the hype? Here’s what people are saying:
  • The Blaze is a great move for Beck, because it allows him to expand his media empire “without simply serving up more
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Sherrod Frenzy Was Like OJ All Over Again

Simpson trial established mold for overblown stories

(Newser) - The media’s collective freakout over Shirley Sherrod was just the latest rerun of its freakout over the OJ Simpson trial, “a grotesque Groundhog Day set of conditions that occur all too often,” writes Mark Halperin of Time . Both were brimming with the kind of disputed facts, compelling... More »

Andrew Breitbart: I'm 'Public Enemy No. 1'

Says the 'sainted' Sherrod hasn't been held accountable

(Newser) - Don't hold your breath waiting for Andrew Breitbart to issue an apology to Shirley Sherrod for the infamous video. Highlights from an interview with Politico :
  • "If anybody reads the sainted, martyred Sherrod’s entire speech, this person has not gotten past black vs. white." (NAACP has the full
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Is Breitbart the Villain Here?

Everyone involved seems to owe Shirley Sherrod an apology

(Newser) - The fallout from the Shirley Sherrod videotape continues:
  • David Frum, the Week : He think it's amazing that Andrew Breitbart, who accuses the liberal media of exactly this kind of distortion, has deflected the label of villain. "When people talk of the 'closing of the conservative mind' this is what
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Farmer's Wife: Fired USDA Official Saved Us

Supposed racism victim defends her

(Newser) - The wife of the white farmer at the heart of the Shirley Sherrod controversy has come forward, saying she considers Sherrod her “friend for life.” Backstory: Sherrod lost her job over a video clip in which she said she hadn’t done all she could to help the... More »

Post Blogger Resigns After Matt Drudge Flap

David Weigel steps down after leak of off-the-record remarks

(Newser) - Washington Post blogger David Weigel resigned today after some too-candid off-the-record comments he made about conservatives showed up on the FishbowlDC blog, reports Politico . He had issued an apology to readers earlier. It all began when Weigel, frustrated with the hate mail he was getting after an unflattering link posted... More »

Congressman Flips Out, Attacks 'Student'

Video appears to show Bob Etheridge hit camera

(Newser) - Conservative sites are abuzz with a new video in which a Democratic congressman appears to assault a pair of individuals with cameras harassing him on the street. When asked if he supports “the Obama agenda,” North Carolina Rep. Bob Etheridge smacks the camera out of one of the... More »

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