Character assassination has become “a way of life” for the Left and its media allies and, if they can’t find real dirt, “they make it up,” Media Research Center Pres. Brent Bozell said this week.
In an interview with The Daily Caller, Bozell was asked how the tactics of the media and the Hard Left have changed.
Bozell answered that, since the Left has lost on all the issues, it has resorted to personal attacks and an “ends justify the means” approach (emphasis added):
“What is the degree to which the left has gone to the strategy that ends justify the means? And increasingly they’ll do whatever they need to do to get their way. Character assassination is now a way of life with these people.
“They can’t debate us on the issues; that’s the key. Their issues have all failed. They have only one weapon left, which is character assassination. And look how it happened. Candidate - whether it was Michele Bachmann, whether it was Herman Cain, whether it was Perry, Santorum- every single one of them was kneecapped. And in every single case it was a personal attack.”
Bozell cited the attention paid to who Rick Santorum’s wife’s dated before meeting Santorum as an example of how the Left is digging up dirt on conservatives.
“And if they don’t dig it up, they make it up,” Bozell said:
“Look at what they did with Rush Limbaugh, with the ‘phony soldiers’ story. They just flat out made it up. And if you go on Media Matters it’s still on their site. That character assassination is still on their site, and you see it.”
Bozell also pointed to the left-wing media’s zeal to implicate the Tea Party in any scandal they report, while simultaneously refusing to cover actual misdeeds by liberals:
“The media go out of their way to vilify the conservatives who are innocent, while censoring the Left that is guilty.”
See full interview on The Daily Caller.