Bozell: Liberal Press 'Like A Cornered Rat,' 'Goes For The Jugular'
In an interview with Scottie Hughes of the Tea Party News Network, Media Research Center (MRC) Pres. L. Brent Bozell III describes the viciousness employed by foundering liberal media to attack conservative organizations like the Tea Party.
"Think of a cornered rat. When you do have a rat in a corner, what does that rat do, instinctively? It goes for the jugular," Bozell said, predicting the traditional liberal media's ultimate demise:
"This is what's happening with the press. They're losing numbers - dramatically - the networks have lost fifty percent of their audience. Newsweek was sold for a dollar and they're closing it down now. The NYT could be liner for a parakeet cage."
Bozell said that liberal media won't see the light and change - they'll just get "ugly" and more vicious "as the ship goes down":
"Their numbers are becoming dramatically smaller. So, what's their reaction? They could look at those number and say, my goodness, look at Fox: it's going up. The only newspaper in the world that seems to be doing well is the Wall Street Journal. Maybe, they're doing something right.
"They're not going to do that. They're going to get more and more militant and fighting back as the ship goes down. Look at CNN, MSNBC."
What is hurting them the most? "The rise of the alternative media," Bozell says:
"There's going to come the tipping point where the liberal media, I think, are going to go pretty much out of business. Everything's going to the Internet. Everything's going to go there.
"And that's where the battle's going to be joined is on the Internet. That will happen within ten years."