You can Google up the Media Matters link if you must. I’m leaving it out as a means of doing my part to help clean up toxic waste. The takeaway is that Media Matters is doing everything it can to push this country as far left as it can, even if it means consistently misleading its readers and members of the media it targets for message dissemination.
This year, Fox has continued to push the right-wing talking point that “America is a center-right country.” In fact, on issue after issue, polls are clear that Americans favor progressive policies.
Fox Hosted Andrew Breitbart To Claim That “We’re A Center-Right Nation.” On Fox Business, David Asman hosted right-wing blogger Andrew Breitbart to claim that the United States has a “2-1 ratio of conservatives to liberals.” From the broadcast:
BREITBART: Well, look — well, first of all, we’re a center-right nation that’s — and the media’s controlled by the people on the elite coasts. So they — the way that the minority in this country — and according to Gallup, we’re still a 2-to-1 ratio of conservatives to liberals. Yet, we have these squeakers every election cycle. They’re squeakers and it’s 50-50, it’s so close, because of the media being able to frame who the good guys and who the bad guys are. [Fox Business, America’s Nightly Scoreboard, 8/24/11]
The statistic via Gallup is easy enough to find. Forty to twenty is indeed 2 – 1. I guess we can add math to Eric Boehlert and his boys’ growing list of incompetencies.
PRINCETON, NJ — Conservatives continue to outnumber moderates and liberals in the American populace in 2009, confirming a finding that Gallup first noted in June. Forty percent of Americans describe their political views as conservative, 36% as moderate, and 20% as liberal. This marks a shift from 2005 through 2008, when moderates were tied with conservatives as the most prevalent group.