The Corner

Who’s The “Extremist” Here?

The Washington Post story on Alito today once again effectively labels both liberal and conservative groups, although “liberal” is a pretty mild label for MoveOn.Org. It’s especially odd when they start calling OTHER people extreme: “Meanwhile, the liberal group MoveOn.org said it plans to begin airing television ads Monday portraying Alito as an extremist trying to pass himself off as a moderate.”

Reporters ought to pay special attention to the pot-calling-the-kettle-black overtones of this. NARAL and Planned Parenthood have used the “E word” for decades now, as they didn’t even want to allow planned abortions that were mistakenly born alive to survive.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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