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Wed Feb 19, 2014, 06:35 PM

Papers dropping Brent Bozell after conservative media critic admits he didn’t write his columns

Source: Raw Story

A longtime arch conservative crusader against feminism, secularism, marriage equality and other LGBT rights has been exposed as a figurehead whose books and columns were all written by an uncredited underling.

According to Talking Points Memo, one widely-read Iowa newspaper dropped media commentator Brent Bozell’s column in the wake of his exposure and received not a single protest from any reader.

Bozell, founder of the far-right Media Research Center, was exposed by media watchdog Jim Romenesko, who revealed that books and columns that Bozell had passed off as his own work were actually written by MRC employee Tim Graham.

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An MRC employee contacted Romenesko via email, saying that Graham is the author of “almost everything published under [Bozell's] name.”



Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/19/papers-dropping-brent-bozell-after-conservative-media-critic-admits-he-didnt-write-his-columns/



News Busters gets busted.

thanx to DUer GoleftTV for the video!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017176725

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Reply Papers dropping Brent Bozell after conservative media critic admits he didn’t write his columns (Original post)
Botany Feb 2014 OP
hrmjustin Feb 2014 #1
shenmue Feb 2014 #2
tanyev Feb 2014 #3
Faygo Kid Feb 2014 #4
ck4829 Feb 2014 #5
msanthrope Feb 2014 #10
alp227 Feb 2014 #6
TeamPooka Feb 2014 #7
DeSwiss Feb 2014 #8
Botany Feb 2014 #9
yurbud Feb 2014 #11
TheCowsCameHome Feb 2014 #18
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2014 #20
yurbud Feb 2014 #24
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2014 #27
2banon Feb 2014 #21
TeamPooka Feb 2014 #12
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2014 #13
certainot Feb 2014 #14
WillyT Feb 2014 #15
calguy Feb 2014 #16
cvoogt Feb 2014 #17
2banon Feb 2014 #22
cvoogt Feb 2014 #25
MrScorpio Feb 2014 #19
hibbing Feb 2014 #23
Paladin Feb 2014 #26
Cheviteau Feb 2014 #28
AAO Feb 2014 #29
DisgustipatedinCA Feb 2014 #30
MisterP Feb 2014 #31
CTyankee Feb 2014 #32
Botany Feb 2014 #33
CTyankee Feb 2014 #35
mahatmakanejeeves Feb 2014 #34
yellowcanine Feb 2014 #36

Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 06:37 PM

1. Huge K&R!

 

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 06:39 PM

2. Tee hee

Busted!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 06:46 PM

3. A missing column that nobody misses at all.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 06:47 PM

4. Waiting for Fox News to cover this in . . . *crickets*

He's one of their go-to idiots.

Won't hear a peep about this story over there.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 06:57 PM

5. He only got to do this in the first place because he is William Buckley's nephew

Hard to screw up winning the gene pool lottery, but what do you know, Brent found a way to do it.

He doesn't have much to run on without his uncle's cred behind him so he can't take one serious attack on him, he is just plain... awful. His methods, without having anyone else do the work, consist of racial terms and using "LIBERAL!!!1!" as a pejorative. I really expect that only his most hardcore fans will even respect him now at this point.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 08:06 PM

10. True, drunken nepotism. nt

 

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 07:11 PM

6. BTW, GoLeftTV = the Ring of Fire Network

who produces the Ring of Fire syndicated radio show and Free Speech TV show!

And safe to say, Brent Bozell is the Milli Vanilli of political commentary. His uncle (William F. Buckley Jr.) would be ashamed. Somebody please photoshop the faces of Bozell and Tim Graham on the Milli Vanilli members.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 07:31 PM

7. The Sweet Smell Of Suckage. nt

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 07:33 PM

8. K&R

 

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.


- MACBETH

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 08:01 PM

9. Nice quote

Out, damned spot! Out, I say!—One, two. Why, then, ’tis time to do ’t. Hell is murky!—Fie,
my lord, fie! A soldier, and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call
our power to account?—Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much
blood in him. Lady Macbeth

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 08:15 PM

11. awesome. In other news, rush Limbaugh does not actually wipe his own ass

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Response to yurbud (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:00 PM

18. The problem must be his short arms.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:31 PM

20. That is why...

 

TRex didn't masturbate.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 02:10 PM

24. so when he attacked another dinosaur he wasn't looking for a meal, just a helping hand...

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Response to yurbud (Reply #24)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 03:18 PM

27. He was misunderstood. nt

 

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Response to yurbud (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 12:38 PM

21. 1+ ^

 

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 08:16 PM

12. K&R!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 08:18 PM

13. "....and received not a single protest from any reader."

 

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 08:28 PM

14. so, what stink tank is graham working for?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 08:28 PM

15. K & R !!!

 


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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 08:33 PM

16. He can always get a job

As Rand Paul's speechwriter. He seems to have the qualities Rand looks for in a speech

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 08:56 PM

17. "feminism, secularism, marriage equality and other LGBT rights"

RawStory's writers are apparently serious about their stories being "raw", as in, not edited. Feminism and secularism are not specifically LGBT rights.. in fact they are not rights at all but movements / schools of thought. Maybe they meant "feminism, secularism, marriage equality and LGBT rights" (dropping "other".

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Response to cvoogt (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 12:46 PM

22. shoulda' just dropped "other" .. I've seen much worse posted here, mostly from H.P.

 

way over the top verbs and & adjectives in the "Headlines" exaggerated at best, but often completely deceptive. posted here on DU. I can overlook typos, and grammatical editing errors.. so long as the headline isn't actually deceptive, in that it's actually contrary to the content of the article.

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Response to 2banon (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 02:37 PM

25. Of course

I realize this one was a typo ... and not one of the misleading headlines you mention... but it bothers me!! Can't help it. I'm a grammar Republican.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2014, 09:04 PM

19. I guess that the sun really does come out tomorrow after all

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 12:48 PM

23. woo woo

I love this stuff, he's such a pompous doofus it makes this deliciously delightful. I am sure he will still be looked to for commentary on that scary liberal media. I wonder if the same guy who wrote all his crap also provides him with note cards for his many many many appearances on the liberal television news.

Peace

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 02:45 PM

26. Nice to see Bozell exposed for the empty suit he truly is. (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #26)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 06:08 PM

28. Ah, yes. But ...

... Jim Romenesko exposed the truth about the emperor's fine suit.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 09:49 PM

29. Another one bites the dust!

 

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 10:32 PM

30. Aren't you supposed to actually have some stature before employing ghost writers?

 

Isn't this guy just one of a thousand "conservative media critics", not of particular note in the right wing pantheon of screaming monkeys?

Write your own shitty columns, loser--your base won't have the capacity to know the difference, and you're not doing anything else with your life.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #30)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 01:08 AM

31. yeah--the Brain Eater doesn't come until someone's famous enough to drop the editor

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 09:28 AM

32. I've waited a long time to see that effer outed and shamed and shunned...

Yer goin' DOWN, baby!!!

heh heh

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #32)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 10:19 AM

33. He will go right back on Fox as an "expert" and they will pretend nothing ever happened.

Last edited Fri Feb 21, 2014, 12:56 PM - Edit history (1)

Sen. David Vitter who lectured President Clinton on morality
was caught going to prostitutes that allowed him to play out
his fantasy of wearing and then using a diaper after which they
would clean him up and the spank him for being a "naughty boy"
but he was welcomed back into the senate with a standing
ovation from his fellow republican senators. As long as Bozell
is seen as a good foot soldier in the war against liberals he
will always have a job and a platform to spew his lies about
the other side.

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Response to Botany (Reply #33)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 12:33 PM

35. as long as I don't have to see/hear him, I'll be happy...

I never watch Fox so if he's there it's fine with me...

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 10:45 AM

34. Signing your name is hard work,

just as much as cuttin' and pastin' a picture of hard hats.

Lazy Hands

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 09:15 PM

36. At least he can blame someone else for the crappy columns. Unlike George Will or Krauty.

Just sayin.'

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