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Bozell & Graham Column: Stop the Silly ‘Centrist’ Labels for Democrats

Posted on 14 January 2020

The most abused adjective in political reporting is the label “centrist.” It should tell you everything about the politician. Unfortunately it tells us far more about those applying the label. Reporters call Democrats "centrist" when they have an American Conservative Union score of five percent. This tells you where journalists are located on the political spectrum. It's not in the "mainstream."