This is an email I received from the MRC regarding a petition I signed. I am passing the information on to you:
In the last week, the liberal media have launched an all-out effort to turn “conservative” into a dirty word.
First, Tim Russert said if McCain is seen as “caving in” to conservatives his campaign will be “derailed.”
Then Matt Lauer said plainly that “conservatives have lost” and then compared conservatives to “a 3-year-old” who wants to take the ball and go home.
And over the weekend, The Washington Post’s John Broder berated conservatives and said the movement represents a “limited constituency.”
Terrie, the MRC has been watching the media for 25 years now. These are not happenstance comments by the liberal media.
This is an intentional effort to bury conservatism and turn “conservative” into a political dirty word!
The media are fighting a war of ideas against conservative values. They smell blood in the water and are using all their resources to tar and feather any and all conservatives.
This is why the MRC launched our petition demanding balanced media reporting during this year’s elections.
Thank you for signing that petition. We have already successfully delivered the first batch to ABC, CBS, NBC and FNC morning shows. But I want to do more.
Please forward this message to your friends and ask them to sign our petition against the media’s anti-conservative attacks:
I expect the media’s attacks on conservatives will only worsen if we do not draw a line in the sand.
For example, recently Bill Maher mockingly said he wished Rush Limbaugh had died instead of Heath Ledger! Here’s the actual quote:
“Why couldn’t have [Rush Limbaugh] croaked from [drug overdose] instead of Health Ledger?”
If a conservative pundit had said such a thing about a liberal leader like Jesse Jackson, he would have been immediately banned from the airwaves!
We need 25,000 signatures to reach our next threshold for delivery. Thank you for taking action today.
Executive Vice President
Media Research Center
P.S. The MRC research team has all the background information on the quotes I have referenced. Go here for all the resources: http://www.mrcaction.org