NB Publisher Bozell Discusses Occupy Wall Street, Presidential Race with WSJ.com

October 19th, 2011 5:39 PM

"When the Tea Party came up, immediately the reports from [NBC Nightly News anchor] Brian Williams on down" were that "they were dangerous, that they were fanatics, that they were racist," but now that the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is on the scene the media are hailing the movement as a liberal answer to the Tea Party with a message that's "resonating," NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell told Wall Street Journal's James Freeman yesterday.

In truth the OWS movement is just a "bunch of spoiled punks" who "don't even know what they're for," Bozell quipped in the October 18 Opinion Journal Live interview [video embedded below page break]

Bozell also discussed the media's unwillingness to delve into the Solyndra scandal...:

The biggest non-event in Washington is the press conference because I've never known in my life, I've never known anyone who can stonewall like Barack Obama can.... The press coverage of him has not been tough.

Look at Solyndra.... We just did a study on Enron vs. Solyndra. Enron at this point in its coverage had something like 289 network news stories. Solyndra: 15.

...and the media's coverage of the 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls:

There is only one person who is not getting favorable treatment, but he's escaping negative treatment, and that's Romney. There are a couple of reasons for that. One of them is that the media find him the least offensive of all the Republicans because they see him as the least conservative. They see him as the most establishment of them all.