GOP Senate Failure Faithfully Blames “Liberal Media” for Loss

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Dec. 12 2012 2:32 PM

GOP Senate Failure Faithfully Blames “Liberal Media” for Loss

The GOP has cast a wide excuse net to explain its losses in 2012, but sometimes it’s easier to stick with a classic: It was all the liberal media’s fault.

That's the M.O. of Richard Mourdock, whose Senate bid in Indiana was derailed after comments he made about rape and abortion at a debate perilously close to the election. In a new fundraising pitch to pay outstanding debts, Mourdock’s camp claims he was caught in “liberal media crosshairs,” with “reporters more interested in defeating conservatives than reporting the news.”

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Mourdock, of course, made national news with his comments, saying he opposed abortion exceptions because even in the case of a rape pregnancy, “that it is something that God intended to happen.”

Mourdock’s insurgent campaign ousted Sen. Richard Lugar, a moderate Republican, from his longtime seat—and ultimately helped Democrats retain control of the Senate.