As I’ve noted repeatedly in the past, the best way to for a Republican, or a “Republican” for that matter, to get fawning approval from the media is to become one of those Republicans that bash conservatives and conservatism. See Arne Carlson, Dave Durenberger, Judi Dutcher.
And so with Richard Posner. via Federal Judge Richard Posner: The GOP Has Made Me Less Conservative : It’s All Politics : NPR.
Judge Richard Posner, a conservative on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, has long been one of the nation’s most respected and admired legal thinkers on the right. But in an interview with NPR, he expressed exasperation at the modern Republican Party, and confessed that he has become “less conservative” as a result.
Posner expressed admiration for President Ronald Reagan and the economist Milton Friedman, two pillars of conservatism. But over the past 10 years, Posner said, “there’s been a real deterioration in conservative thinking. And that has to lead people to re-examine and modify their thinking.”
“I’ve become less conservative since the Republican Party started becoming goofy,” he said.
Which is fine – the guy’s got a right to an opinion.
But NPR is making up facts. Posner isn’t a conservative, never was a conservative, and hasn’t called himself a conservative in years.
What’s the rule when getting “news” from the mainstream media?
“Distrust but verify. Then, almost inevitably, distrust some more”.
I don’t wanna keep seeing the same hands, here.