Hugh Hewitt got an i…
Hugh Hewitt got an interview with ABC’s Terry Moran, who castigated Presidential spokesman Scott McClellan about supposedly telling Newsweek what to print. I caught some of it on the radio, but the full transcript is up at Radio Blogger. This passage seemed pretty revealing:

There is, Hugh, I agree with you, a deep anti-military bias in the media. One that begins from the premise that the military must be lying, and that American projection of power around the world must be wrong. I think that that is a hangover from Vietnam, and I think it’s very dangerous.

Most of the interview was Terry trying to make the media look like the victim and defending it from any criticism from the President or his spokesman. He apparently has no idea what conservatives think about the news coverage.

HH: Why are you guys so thin-skinned? Why don’t you understand the contempt the White House press corps is held in by the American public?

TM: Well, I do understand that. I understand it both on the right, people who don’t want any kind of challenge to the president they support, and people on the left who think we went easy on the president, and allowed him…

HH: Terry, wait. Time out. Where do you get this, don’t want any kind of challenge to the president they support. They’re just sick and tired of journalists with big heads and little resumes, acting like they know how the world works.

The idea that the right doesn’t want any criticism of the President is simply Kos-like in it’s misunderstanding. Conservatives have been very disappointed at a some of the legislation this Republican President has put forth or signed into law (tariffs, huge expansion to Medicare, bankruptcy “reform”, etc.). With regards to the war, the right has been as upset with, for instance, Abu Graib as the left, while, unlike the left, keeping it all in a larger perspective. Comparing the deaths of people over a supposedly flushed Koran, to the war dead is preposterous; liberating a country and bringing free elections is not morally equivalent to the anger of protestors. Yet when conservatives point that out, liberals suggest that the right doesn’t want “any kind of challenge to the president they support”. That’s an amazingly biased assertion in and of itself.

You’d be interested to know that Terry’s brother Rick is a conservative (the most conservative of the 10 kids in their family) and has a blog “Right Wing Nut House”. He has a good post on this topic called “Blood is Thicker than Politics” that is a wonderful testament to the bond of family regardless of political persuasion.

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