Media Mash: NB Publisher Bozell Takes On Liberal Media Pumping Up Obama While Bashing Gingrich

December 19th, 2011 12:45 PM

Appearing on Friday's Hannity on Fox News, during the weekly "Media Mash" segment, NewsBusters publisher and Media Research Center president Brent Bozell detailed ABC's attempt to paint a rosy economic picture to help President Obama and the liberal media's across-the-board effort to slam Newt Gingrich as a "frightening" "political killer." [View video after the jump]

Referring to a story on the December 15 ABC World News in which anchor Diane Sawyer excitedly proclaimed "the comeback is for real" in the economy, Bozell declared: "That story could have produced by the Obama for President committee and you wouldn't have seen anything different." He added: "Or she could be wearing an Obama for President sticker...and you wouldn't feel at all awkward about it."

In response to the hyperbolic media denunciation of Gingrich, Bozell explained: "They fear and they loathe Newt Gingrich. They fear him because of his ideas, he's got bold ideas....loathing because of 40 years in public office, they saw what he did in the 1990's, they saw how he broke the gridlock and the monopoly the left had on the Congress and they fear he'd do it again as president.