Conservatives ‘Work the Refs,’ Chapter Eleventy Billion

Following the 1992 GOP convention, FAIR’s magazine Extra! (11/92) highlighted remarks made by Rich Bond in which the then-Republican national chair explained the strategy behind the right’s relentless charges of liberal media bias: There’s some strategy to it. I’m the coach of a kids’ basketball team and Little League Teams. If you watch any great coach, what they try to do is “work the refs.” Maybe the ref will cut you a little slack next time. In a recent appearance on MSNBC‘s Hardball With Chris Matthews (10/19/09), Pat Buchanan gave a first-hand account of how the strategy paid off for […]