Kurtz to Obama, Gore: Stop whining about right-wing media

Kurtz to Obama, Gore: Stop whining about right-wing media

I never realized that the conservative media were so eye-poppingly powerful.

So mighty, in fact, that liberal politicians can’t seem to stop talking about how they are running roughshod over the country.

My response: Can we please stop the whining?

The latest to rant about the right is Al Gore. The former vice president told Charlie Rose that President Barack Obama had been cautious, and when the CBS anchor asked whether there was “a very hostile environment for progressive ideas,” Gore had his culprit ready:

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“Fox News and right-wing talk radio. In Tennessee there’s an old saying if you see a turtle on a fence post you can be pretty sure it didn’t get there by itself. And the fact that we have 24/7 propaganda masquerading as news, it does have an impact.”

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