"CR Top 25 RINOS," Conservative Review: Jeff Flake Conservative Score: F
8/1/17, "Brent Bozell III: 'My Father Would Be APPALLED' by Jeff Flake's 'Conscience of a Conservative,'" by Craig Bannister
Flake is not a conservative, nor does he have a conscience,” Media
Research Center President Brent Bozell III declared in a statement
denouncing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) for misappropriating the title of a
book written by Bozell’s father.
In a statement issued Tuesday,
Bozell exposes Flake as an “imposter,” posing as a conservative, who has
wantonly betrayed conservative principles at every turn:
behalf of my late father and my family, I am denouncing Senator Jeff
Flake and his new book, dishonestly titled, 'Conscience of a
"Since entering the Senate in 2013,
Jeff Flake has, time and again, proven he is part of the indulgent
hypocrisy in Washington. While he waxes poetically about conservative
principles, his Conservative Review Liberty score is an abysmal 53%,
also known as 'F'. In 2013, I watched first-hand as Flake refused to sign a letter pledging to defund ObamaCare, among his many betrayals to conservatism. Jeff Flake is neither a conservative nor does he have a conscience.
"As every conservative leader knows, my father, L.
Brent Bozell, Jr., ghost-wrote “Conscience of a Conservative” for Barry
Goldwater. While the Goldwater Institute may own the rights to the
book’s title, neither the organization nor Senator Flake have the right
to unjustifiably trade on my father’s work.
'Conscience of a
Conservative' is the greatest selling polemic in history, and Senator
Flake is trading on its reputation to shamelessly promote himself and
disguise his own conservative deficiencies. My father would be appalled
to see this fraud as the author of the so-called 'sequel,' which it most
certainly is not.
"The media need to know, when reporting on
Senator Flake and his 'book,' that the author is a deceiver out for
personal and financial gain. I also call on my conservative brethren to
denounce this impostor, who dishonorably claims to speak for
conservatism, in the strongest possible terms.""