Liberals use words like "conservative" as epithets to disparage and discredit any views opposing Liberalism. In a typical news story, if opposing views are presented, the liberal view will be portrayed as mainstream, i.e., unmarked. A conservative view will be specifically marked, so viewers or readers know that it's not considered mainstream. Similarly, liberals often falsely list fascism as being of the "far-Right" or even right of center, when in reality it is of the far-Left.
The basis for this is the liberal delusion that liberalism is "mainstream", and that conservatism is "far-Right" or "ultra-Right". Part of this is the motive to smear modern conservatism with connotations of Nazi Fascism.
- Williams, Thomas D. (June 24, 2018). Williams: For the Establishment, Anything Not Them Is ‘Far Right’. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
- Kassam, Raheem (November 18, 2016). KASSAM: Murdoch’s Reporters Smear me as ‘Ultra Right’ While Happily Working With me in Private. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 24, 2018.