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The state of conservative media
The Week, by Matt K. Lewis

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Posted By:StormCnter, 5/20/2014 4:57:55 AM

I n the beginning, long ago, before the rise of talk radio, cable TV, and blogs, the liberal-leaning mainstream media was the only game in town. This began to change with the rise of magazines like William F. Buckley´s National Review, and sped up in the 1980s with Rush Limbaugh, in the 1990s with Fox News, and in the 2000s with sites like Red State, to name just a few important outlets. When conservative bloggers began fact-checking Dan Rather´s report on George W. Bush´s Texas Air National Guard service, utterly undermining what might otherwise have become the defining narrative of the 2004

      


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I n the beginning, long ago, before the rise of talk radio, cable TV, and blogs, the liberal-leaning mainstream media was the only game in town. This began to change with the rise of magazines like William F. Buckley´s National Review, and sped up in the 1980s with Rush Limbaugh, in the 1990s with Fox News, and in the 2000s with sites like Red State, to name just a few important outlets. When conservative bloggers began fact-checking Dan Rather´s report on George W. Bush´s Texas Air National Guard service, utterly undermining what might otherwise have become the defining narrative of the 2004

   

 

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