The Conservative Media?
On the surface, there is something to be said for Pat’s argument. There is certainly some good that arisen from Fox News and the phalanx of conservative and Christian-oriented media, from talk shows and weblogs to magazines.
But overall, the state of the conservative media is dismal. Rush Limbaugh, for example, sprang to the defense of Jim McGreevey when the former NJ governor came out of the proverbial closet. Limbaugh and other conservative media personalities are also drunk with the sprit of Jacobinism, and have become hard-core warmongers—there is no other word for it. Top evangelical media and spokesmen have defended torture and other “conservative” evangelicals have joined arms with the Christian left, singing Koom By Ah all the way, in endorsing global redistribution. Washington Times editorial page editor, ‘McLaughlin Group’ regular, and syndicated columnist Tony Blankley wants to send administration critics to the pokey. Even intelligent conservatives like George Will have heralded the emergence of Goldwaterism in the political success of Rudy Giuliani and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Meanwhile, the paleocon, antiwar right is accused of being unpatriotic and anti-Semitic.
This is conservatism?