Comments on: Conservative media eat their own http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2012/11/12/conservative-media-eat-their-own/ Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:47:54 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: borisjimbo http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2012/11/12/conservative-media-eat-their-own/#comment-120 Thu, 15 Nov 2012 05:59:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=59#comment-120 “The Republican Party has to say, ‘We have no part of Fox News,’ ” Sullivan declared. But that would be a lie.

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By: CuriousOne http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2012/11/12/conservative-media-eat-their-own/#comment-118 Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:23:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=59#comment-118 I’ve been a registered Republican for forty years who voted for Change in 2008 and voted to Move Forward in 2012.

Although the Republican Party has lost my support for the forseeable future, I do enjoy their marketing material… it has to cost something to line my circular file and they do have money to burn.

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2012/11/12/conservative-media-eat-their-own/#comment-117 Wed, 14 Nov 2012 03:03:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=59#comment-117 A life-long Republican, I finally worked my way high enough in the party (a local Treasurer) to become a state Delegate. I was told that I would vote “pro-life”on a number of issues.

Since I am “pro-choice”, I didn’t. As far as I was concerned, that vote was hard earned by many, many hours put in and I cast it as I saw fit…not that it made any difference. The religious radical right has taken or been given carte blanche, and they have driven it into the ditch Only question is “is anyone going to learn from that experience?

The Tea Party people has shown popular and effective passion, but also a fatal attraction to those who would become the American Taliban.

I admire their determination to “hold the line” on the debt limit, something other politicians of both parties have proven incapable of doing. Unfortunately they seem to be a “one-trick” pony, and less than effective in picking their candidates and their political battles.

I voted against Romney, not for Obama, because I believe had Romney & Co. gained the White House AND both houses of Congress they could have done FAR more long term damage to this country than Obama can in four more years of divided government. Henceforth I guess “Libertarian” is the lable I must use until common sense returns to mainstream politics.

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By: RynoM http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2012/11/12/conservative-media-eat-their-own/#comment-116 Wed, 14 Nov 2012 00:14:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=59#comment-116 Actually there are more than a few articulate conservatives that Murdoch does not wholly own. Check out Reason, and The American Conservative.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2012/11/12/conservative-media-eat-their-own/#comment-115 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 20:44:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=59#comment-115 Okay, SayHey. Keep thinking that. You hear that, GOP? Don’t change a thing. You’re doing everything right.

Good times. Meanwhile, us Democrats will be busy employing our new low-cost strategy for picking up seats in Congress. It’s called “Hand the teabagger a microphone and have the camera ready.”

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By: SayHey http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2012/11/12/conservative-media-eat-their-own/#comment-114 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:12:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=59#comment-114 All the ink being spilled about a “split” in the GOP or how the GOP has to change – after a very close election – does remind one of how the past is forgotten. After the 1964 blowout of the GOP, the same (wrong) things were said – that conservatism was dead, that the GOP had to become a moderate-liberal party etc etc. Just the opposite happened. A landslide was misconstrued as rationale to overreach – and here misconstruing a razor thin win will lead down the same path.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2012/11/12/conservative-media-eat-their-own/#comment-113 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:06:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=59#comment-113 The conservatives made the fatal error of believing their own PR. Romney beating Obama? Are you kidding? They kept talking about how all the polls were wrong and how Romney was really in the lead. You can keep telling yourself that, but there is a square-up day. It’s called election day.

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By: xit007 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2012/11/12/conservative-media-eat-their-own/#comment-112 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:35:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=59#comment-112 GEE — the hits keep on rolling. But the interesting part of this is the concept that all media now are political spin machines and FOX lost so they need to tone it down. The Benghazi affair was pushed to the back of the mainstream media – FOX covered it. It started to gain momentum but even this news organization purposely stuck articles on the outer pages then Sandy came along. WHen we have all the news media covering the news the way one administration wants it covered – we can do away with all the news media and just go to a state run news media.. How is that for getting it right? You better start trying a lot harder to see things in an objective way – like the news used to be or else you can count yourself among those not needed in the state run media.
PS. Just cause you call this guy a conservative or whatever doesn’t make it so – the political garbage writing just isn’t stopping and the media has a new theme call everyone who doesn’t line up left – an extremists. We need the socialists to stop hiding behind our freedoms and come out of the closet. then we can have a real vote.

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By: JL4 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2012/11/12/conservative-media-eat-their-own/#comment-111 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:23:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=59#comment-111 When you have an audience who can’t construct a sentence – who can’t even capitalize “I”, and look forward to “Say Yes to the Dress” and “Honey Boo Boo” after a hard day at minimum wage, why wouldn’t you fleece them for every intelligent thought they might luck into and take their money in the process?

When is someone with better writing and punctuation skills than I going to peg the listeners and believers of Norquist, Limbaugh, Beck and Hannity – – their faithful audience?

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By: JohnnyRacer http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/2012/11/12/conservative-media-eat-their-own/#comment-110 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:17:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/nicholas-wapshott/?p=59#comment-110 Finally an article that gives the conductors of the GOP clown car their just due. Fox has been irrelevent for the vast majority of Americans, but i must admit it is fun to watch them turn on each other looking for any excuse to blunt the truth that their hateful, ultra rignt wing message is the core of the problem. Take your time boys, I am enjoying watching you (for a change)……

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