What could easily be dubbed as a “Who’s Who” of conservative leaders in Washington, D.C. turned out last week to hail an exciting new book on President Donald Trump and the liberal media.
“Unmasked: Big Media’s War Against Trump” is the fourth book emerging from a collaboration by L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham, respectively president and media director of the Media Research Center.
“Read the book,” Bozell told the overflow crowd at Capitol Hill, “And you’ll realize that the Number One enemy of [conservatives] is not [Senate Democratic Leader Chuck] Schumer, not [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi but the national news media.”
“Until we focus on that,” the co-author warned, “we are not going to beat them.”
Citing years of studies, documents, and quotes, Bozell and Graham make a powerful case that the “mainstream media” is not only slanted to the left but has gone to its furthest extreme yet since the presidential campaign and election of Donald Trump.
“Unmasked” has particular meaning, since Bozell freely admits he was not a Trumpian at the beginning [he backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016] and he even told Trump that he could not be nominated.
Trump, who hosted Bozell in the Trump Tower’s cafeteria, respectfully disagreed, listened carefully, and held no animosity to his guest. A few weeks later, he sent his first contribution ($5000) to Bozell’s Media Research Center.
Among those at the book party were Acting Director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, Reagan biographer Craig Shirley, Daily Signal Editor Rob Bluey, former Sen. Jim DeMint, R.-S.C., and former publisher Alfred Regnery.
The loudest applause, however, went to a guest Bozell singled out in the crowd as “someone very special to [wife] Norma and our children]"—his uncle, former U.S. Court of Appeals Judge and Sen. James L. Buckley, Conservative N.Y., still going strong at age 96.
In making his case against the national media, Bozell underscored his view that blogs, home pages, and on-line publications have provided alternative sources of news and thus helped level the playing field for conservatives.
“Conservatives have to become part of [the alternative news],” he said, “So jump in the waters of information. The more the merrier.”
John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.
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