A conservative media watchdog says a left-wing media outlet is using the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s beginning to wage an “uncivil war” on the right.
According to the Media Research Center (MRC), MSNBC hosts continue to draw modern parallels between today’s events and the politics that tore the nation apart 150 years ago, which ultimately led to the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter April 12, 1861.
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With the election of Barack Obama, MSNBC’s theme — according to Matt Philbin, managing editor at the MRC’s Culture and Media Institute — is the awakening of the latent Confederate sympathies and secessionist tendencies of conservative America, especially in the South.
“Pretty much, their story goes like this: Any dissent from the Obama agenda must be racist, and the best way to show a racist is to put him in Confederate grey,” Philbin reports. “They’re always happy to find a — quote, unquote — ‘expert’ to come on and explain just how racism is behind everything that has to do with conservatives.”
He concludes that the 150th anniversary of the Civil War is a convenient topic that the mainstream media and the hard left are using to pound the right — but he expects that to continue for the next four years.
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