Media Research Center founder and conservative activist L. Brent Bozell III says the media backlash against grass-roots conservatism following the debt-ceiling deal is so extreme as to reflect “an exercise in delusional thinking,” and charges most media outlets are “completely in the tank” for President Barack Obama in his bid to win re-election.
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, Bozell cited a recent MSNBC interview by Martin Bashir with a psychologist who suggested tea party members suffer from a mental disease. The psychologist, Stanton Peele, compared grass-roots activists to the deranged shooting suspect in Norway, who is being held for the deadliest shooting rampage by a lone gunman ever recorded.
“They want a state of happiness or nirvana that can’t be achieved except through an artificial substance and reminds us of the Norway situation,” Peele said, “when people are thwarted at obtaining something they can’t have they often strike out and Norway is one kind of example to one kind of reaction to that kind of a frustration.”
Prompted Bashir: “So you’re saying that they are delusional about the past and adamant about the future?”
Peele responded: “They are adamant about achieving something that’s unachievable, which reminds us of a couple of things. It reminds us of delusion and psychosis.”
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