National Groups Come Together To Fight Media Bias. The people maintaining the venue for this conference of wingnuts, fundies and professional homophobes, must have needed to fumigate the place after this get together (it was supposed to have taken place last week). The event was organized by Don Irvine, the chairman of the wingnut media watchdog organization Accuracy in Media, and this is what was said about the meeting:
“We all know the role a biased, leftist media played in selecting Barack Obama, who was largely a media creation. In the last election, the media’s support was worth hundreds of millions of dollars and legions of campaign workers. It seems with each election cycle, the media becomes more biased and more brazen. If we don’t act now, 2010 and 2012 will be disastrous repeats of 2008.
The purpose of this summit is to formulate a joint plan of action to confront and combat media bias that much of the conservative movement’s leadership can endorse and participate in..
The author of this article in The Bulletin, Herb Denenberg, was also invited, and he came up with some talking points to explore with his colleagues, including:
* Media Bias Can Literally Destroy The U.S
* The Importance Of The Alternative Media
* Growing More Media Boycotts
* Bringing Together All Victims Of Media Bias
* Opening Up Presidential Press Conferences And Briefings
* Publicizing The Media Watchdogs
* A Drudge-Style Report On Media Bias
* Bringing Everyone Into The Anti-Bias Campaign
* Reminding The Media And Everyone Else Of The Role Of The Media
* Media Bias As Part Of A Larger Problem
Look at the cast of characters who attended the invitation-only summit.
The committee is made up by a high-powered group of nationally known figures that include Mr. Irvine, mentioned above; Gary Bauer, American Values; Bill Donohue, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights; Wendy Wright, Concerned Women for America; Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum; Morton Blackwell, The Leadership Institute; Brent Bozell, Media Research Center; and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas).
Since this was a super-secret meeting, I wonder how long it will be before we see any signs of "strategy"?