If you ask the media, George W. Bush is to blame for everything from the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill to Al and Tipper Gore's broken marriage. What's more, the media are insisting, it's Democrat Hillary Clinton who deserves praise for paving the way for Republican women having success on Tuesday's primaries, not Sarah Palin.
That's just skimming the surface of the loopy stuff the liberal media have churned out recently and which NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell was brought on last night's "Hannity" to address.
Also discussed on the June 10 "Media Mash" segment, the media's sensitive treatment of disgraced columnist Helen Thomas, who abruptly "retired" following a controversy regarding her suggestion that Israelis should "get the hell out of Palestine" and go back to Germany and Poland [MP3 audio available here; WMV video for download here]:
BRENT BOZELL: If I were Helen Thomas, I wonder, what is she more offended by, conservatives who call her a socialist and a radical, or her liberal friends who've all gone on national television to say she's senile? And if it is true that she is that senile, what was she doing in the White House all these years? Here's a woman who has spent decades with this anti-Semitic vicious vitriol that she spews out. And here they are all marching behind her.
SEAN HANNITY: You guys also picked this up years ago, because there were other things that she had said.
BOZELL: And she's the grande dame of journalism. This is a woman, I think it's time for her to go fishing.
This morning, the Media Research Center president also appeared on "Fox & Friends" to discuss the strangest story to come out of the primary season thus far: Alvin Greene, South Carolina Democrats' nominee for Senate who's facing criminal lewd conduct charges [MP3 audio of the segment here; WMV video of the segment here]:
BRIAN KILMEADE: There was a problem with this Alvin Greene and some charges about him that are unsavory. Brent, can you imagine if this was a Republican?
BOZELL: Well, if it were a Republican, it would be on the news every single night. Now, this is going to be news just because there's some head-scratching going on [about how Greene even won the Democratic nomination]. And I think what's also been happening here, it shows the lack of resources that the media have today. You know, once upon a time, everybody had a thousand reporters out there in the field and they knew the stories that were happening. There really was an oversight on this, because people aren't, there aren't boots on the ground covering these stories. But they're not seeing this tsunami that's growing out there. And I'll tell you something else --
KILMEADE: What do you mean by that?
BOZELL: They're not seeing this Tea Party explosion. They're not reading it correctly. They're not understanding just how big it is and how independent it is.