On Saturday, The Denver Post’s spot blog posted a story about Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s comments at a GOP lunch last week.
The Spot’s headline was “Republican Scott Gessler talks about the left: venom, hysteria and class warfare.”
The phrase “mainstream media” should have been added to that list.
Gessler took a serious whack at journalists during his speech when he said, according to a Spot transcript:
It’s really not the civil rights issue of the year. But I look at this venom and I think there’s a couple of things going on that we need to pay attention to as Republicans and conservatives.
And one is it seems pretty clear that to the left and particularly a lot of the mainstream media, Republicans are fine as long as they don’t make waves. And one is it seems pretty clear that to the left and particularly a lot of the mainstream media, Republicans are fine as long as they don’t make waves. Pat them on the head. ‘Good boys, good girls, Republicans.’ But when they actually make waves and challenge the status quo and challenge the way things have been done in the past, the left really gets upset. I think that’s in part what’s going on.
Unless he misspoke, Gessler apparently thinks a lot the “mainstream media” should be lumped together with the left.
In fact, judging from his use of the word “particularly,” it looks like he thinks the mainstream media are even more bothered than the left when Republicans get uppity.
You have to wonder if he’s got evidence for this.
Does he keep it in the same secret box with the evidence for fraud in Denver elections?