First, there are a lot of caveats in that headline. Second, I’m surprised they could narrow it down to 10. Third, I hate to have been the researcher that had to do it…. they must have been poring through every minute of tape and newsprint since 1997 so they didn’t miss anything. After all, the outrageous lies from the “Mainstream Media” are now hourly occurrences.
In any ase, for what its worth, here are just a few of the list of Top 10 Outrageous Liberal Media Quotes Over the Past 20 Years as complied by the Media Research Center.
#1 – Reviling Ronald Reagan: “In the plague years of the 1980s — that low decade of denial, indifference, hostility, opportunism and idiocy — government fiddled and medicine diddled, and the media were silent or hysterical. A gerontocratic Ronald Reagan took this [AIDS] plague less seriously than Gerald Ford had taken swine flu. After all, he didn’t need the ghettos and he didn’t want the gays.”– CBS’s John Leonard on “Sunday Morning,” Sept. 5, 1993.
#3 – Typical Liberal Compassion: “I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early like many black men do, of heart disease…. He is an absolutely reprehensible person.” — USA Today columnist and Pacifica Radio talk show host Julianne Malveaux on Justice Clarence Thomas, Nov. 4, 1994, on PBS’s “To the Contrary.”
#6 – Talk Radio Terrorists: “The bombing in Oklahoma City has focused renewed attention on the rhetoric that’s been coming from the right and those who cater to angry white men…. Right-wing talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Bob Grant, Oliver North, G. Gordon Liddy, Michael Reagan and others take to the air every day with basically the same format: Detail a problem, blame the government or a group and invite invective from like-minded people…. Never do most of the radio hosts encourage outright violence, but the extent to which their attitudes may embolden or encourage some extremists has clearly become an issue.” — Bryant Gumbel, co-host of NBC’s “Today Show,” April 25, 1995.
#10 – Rosie vs. Radical Christianity: “As a result of the [9/11] attack and the killing of nearly 3,000 innocent people, we invaded two countries and killed innocent people in their countries…. Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America.” — Rosie O’Donnell on ABC’s “The View,” Sept. 12, 2006.
You can’t make this stuff up. Liberal Media Elitists truly do speak for themselves.