Brent Bozell, president of the conservative Media Research Center, went after Karl Rove's new super PAC this week, hitting the Republican operative for announcing the group via a New York Times article.
"Rove argues that Republican fortunes have been ruined by 'far-right conservatives,' but he’s shamelessly calling this entity the 'Conservative Victory Project.' Yes, and I could call myself Ray Lewis, but it doesn’t make it so," Bozell wrote Tuesday in a Newsbusters post titled "Karl Rove vs. the 'Far Right'"
Rove went on Fox News this week to insist that he doesn't want a fight with the tea party. Rove said the new super PAC is not out to protect incumbent Republicans. "It's to get in races where it's important to have a winning candidate. It's to try and find the most conservative candidate who can win, the so-called Buckley rule," he told Sean Hannity.
Since Bozell's column, prominent conservatives have called out Rove's American Crossroads, demanding the group fire its spokesman for calling Bozell a "hater."