HopeTracker| Politico runs a read-worthy story Conservatives target their own fringe. Concerned that the fluid lack of structure in the tea party movement invites extremists, conservatives are searching for the right balance in harnessing energy and political involvement with a false impression of conservative values, which don’t embrace birthers and conspiracy theorists. Politico writes that the liberal media is focused on the fringe — as are conservatives focused on the liberal fringe. Politics rarely portrays the opposition, based on its mainstream values, but the ‘crazy side’ that discredits it.
It’s noteworthy that popular conservative blogs have moved to prevent fringe groups from commenting. Read on via Politico.