Politico reporter urges journalists to drop ‘conservative,’ switch to ‘extremist’

Tim Alberta urged journalists to label any GOP lawmaker who supported Trump’s election challenge as “extremist” and “radical.” 

Jarrett Staff by Jarrett StaffJanuary 5, 2021 Reading Time: 1min read

Tim Alberta, the outlet’s chief political correspondent, urged journalists to label any GOP lawmaker who supported President Trump’s election challenge as “extremist” and “radical.” 

“Words matter,” he wrote in a Tweet. “It’s past time we reformed our political terminology.” 

“We should not – for the rest of their careers – refer to any of these Republican E.C. objectors as ‘conservatives,’” he added.  

“They are radicals. They are extremists. There is nothing conservative about subverting democracy.” 

Tim Alberta, the outlet’s chief political correspondent, urged journalists to label any GOP lawmaker who supported President Trump’s election challenge as “extremist” and “radical.” 

“Words matter,” he wrote in a Tweet. “It’s past time we reformed our political terminology.” 

“We should not – for the rest of their careers – refer to any of these Republican E.C. objectors as ‘conservatives,’” he added.  

“They are radicals. They are extremists. There is nothing conservative about subverting democracy.” 

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