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Isn't this counter intutitive?

John Ziegler, voracious defender of Sarah Palin against all media criticism, has turned his sights from the liberal news to conservative politicos.

In his movie "Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted," Ziegler went after the mainstream media for perceived liberal bias and slights against the Alaska governor. This weekend at the Western Conservative Political Action Conference (WCPAC), Ziegler went after a target closer to home: David Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union. In the end, the documentarian gets cursed at and kicked out of the conference. In response he's put video of the entire encounter on Mediaite.

Ziegler was after Keene for criticizing Palin, but he also attacked the conservative leader for supporting Sen. Arlen Specter (pre-party switch) and reportedly trying to sell his group's support to FedEx.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:01 AM on Oct. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Keene initially agreed to a sit-down interview, but he tried to leave when the questions turned aggressive. After offering a few rebuttals he quickly gave up and resorted to name-calling. "I'm not gonna hit you, but I'd like to, because you deserve it," Keene said at one point. Before finally freeing himself of Ziegler, he added, "You're an asshole. You got that on the air? Asshole."

    Keene says he would like to hit Ziegler at around 1:35 and calls him an "asshole" a little after the three minute mark. Watch:


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:02 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • No, I'm not watching.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:10 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • No, it's calling out people who CLAIM to be conservatives. I think people who claim to be Conservatives, but are not fully committed to being fiscally conservative at least, should be called out. jmo

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:47 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • Maybe counter-productive. ;-) But they are jerks,anway.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:11 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • What would be counter-intuitive?

    Truth is truth. It is not different whether a conservative is being biassed or a liberal is ...

    By the way, a long time back, I saw Ziegler being interviewed. He said he had started out for a plain news story about Palin, but was so dismayed by the media shark-feed (not merely a "PERCEIVED" media bias) that it turned into a project to document the extreme breakdown of journalistic honesty.

    Answer by waldorfmom at 2:02 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

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