The NYTs finally came to the party and wrote a story about the ACORN situation. They should be ashamed of being shown up by a couple of twenty-something kids and judging by their snarky, left-leaning story, they are.
In their very biased coverage (in full, here) they say that “Conservatives believe that they have hit upon a winning formula for such attacks: mobilizing people to dig up dirt, trumpeting it on talk radio and television, prompting Congress to weigh in and demanding action from the Obama administration.”
Winning formula? Why, yes indeedy. What O’Keefe and Giles did was take a page or 2 out of the Alinsky manual and use it against the marxist organization. O’Keefe, in fact sites Alinsky rules as his inspiration:
Alinsky Rule #10, “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.”
“The only way to upset the power structure in your communities is to goad them, confuse them, irritate them and, most of all, make them live by their own rules. If you make them live by their own rules, you destroy them.”
“Instead of railing against their radicalism, it is best to bring out this type of radicalism,” he [O’Keefe] wrote.
Personally, I couldn’t be prouder of them. Once I read Alinsky’s book, everything was crystal clear to me. The behavior of the left (past and present) was so transparent and obvious, it made me wonder how I’d missed so much before.
These kids read the book, they learned the methods, they understand the process and they used it against them! Good job is not good enough for them.
We could and should learn some lessons from these upstart journalists! It was a superb job!
September 16th, 2009 at 3:26 PM
Yes! And as many conservatives have read Liberty and Tyranny, they should also read Alinsky’s primer to understand and fight the good fight against these marxists who are taking over our society.
Once you’ve read it, you know exactly what they are doing.
September 16th, 2009 at 1:58 PM
It is amazing how closely this administration follows the Rules for Radicals so close!!!