RESTON, VA – Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement sharply criticizing Politico’s hire of Brad Dayspring as its new VP of Communications.
Brad Dayspring, a well-known beltway establishment Republican operative, has a history of antagonizing conservatives, both on the national and grassroots level, smearing them on countless occasions. He’s also reviled by conservatives for planting false, trumped-up stories against challengers to Republican incumbents when he helped manage communications strategy for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
MRC President Brent Bozell reacts:
“Personnel is policy. Brad Dayspring has made his name by running to left-wing outlets to slime and disparage the Tea Party and grassroots conservatives. Some in the media and some in the GOP establishment have expressed enthusiasm for Politico’s hiring of a Republican. That does nothing for conservatives but that's not what is most important here. What matters is that Dayspring not only holds conservatives in utter contempt but has a rich history of ugly, dishonest behavior against them. Dayspring is an unethical anti-conservative hitman for hire. And Politico hired him. It speaks volumes about Politico, none of it good."
Some of Dayspring’s greatest hits:
- At the NRSC, Dayspring repeatedly attacked Dr. Milton Wolf (challenger to Sen. Pat Roberts) with hit pieces filled with half-truths and smears.
- Dayspring attacked Sen. Thad Cochran’s primary challenger Chris McDaniel with a “dishonest, dishonorable, and disreputable campaign” that focused more in disparaging the Republican challenger than building up Cochran or attacking the Democrat.