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PBS Hypes Liberal 'Congress Watchers' Who Hit GOP as Extreme, With No Use for 'Facts'

Just like NPR, the PBS NewsHour on Thursday night invited on liberals Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein to pound away at the "extremism" of the Republican Party (Tea Party Edition). Propose defunding public broadcasting, and this is how the Empire strikes back. Thomas Mann unleashed on the GOP: "They are ideologically extreme, contemptuous of centuries worth of policy, economics and social; scornful of compromise, no use much for facts, evidence, and science, and really not accepting of the political legitimacy of the other party.
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NPR Highlights Authors Who Say GOP Is Extreme and Rejects 'Evidence and Science'

US Politics / Conservative : NewsBusters (2 years ago)

On Sunday, the Washington Post’s Outlook section as dominated by an article with a headline imposed over an elephant’s rear end: “Admit it. The Republicans are worse. Don’t blame both sides for gridlock. Thomas E. Mann and Norman J.... Read Post

NPR Looks Back at Goldwater's 1964 Convention of 'Cavemen' Applauding 'Extremism'

US Politics / Conservative : NewsBusters (7 hours ago)

NPR got in the spirit of anniversaries on Thursday night’s All Things Considered by recalling the 1964 Republican convention in San Francisco. For analysis, they turned to.....New York Times Magazine contributor Sam Tanenhaus, whose... Read Post

If Tea Partiers Take Congress

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (4 years ago)

Nate Silver analyzes the tea parties: [O]ne fundamental Republican problem that the Tea Party has not resolved: the brand remains extremely unpopular among large segments of the public. In fact, the Tea Party is in some ways a react... Read Post


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