“Our country [America] disappears people. It tortures people. It has the blood of as many as one million Iraqi civilians — men, women, children, the infirmed — on its hands. You’ll forgive me if I just can’t quite dredge up the requisite amount of outrage over Barack Obama’s pastor,” [Chris] Hayes [of the Nation] wrote.
This is the sentiment of those who are supposed to be bringing us the news, the facts. And this is not isolated in the world of journalism. We’ve known for over 2 years that the press and media were in Obamas corner but this story from The Daily Caller, puts klieg lights on the culprits.
To channel the darling of the TEA party (not) Jeanine Garafalo: These are America haters, STRAIGHT UP!
Wouldn’t it be interesting to see how these “journalists” would survive in a not so free nation?
This, by Spencer Ackerman (of the Washington Independent), taken right out of the Alinsky playbook:
If the right forces us all to either defend Wright or tear him down, no matter what we choose, we lose the game they’ve put upon us. Instead, take one of them — Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists. Ask: why do they have such a deep-seated problem with a black politician who unites the country? What lurks behind those problems? This makes *them* sputter with rage, which in turn leads to overreaction and self-destruction.
Ackerman put forth the “call them all racist” strategy. He suggested that their little group pick out some folks like Karl Rove or Fred Barnes and label them racist for not jumping on the Obama Hope’nChange wave, especially if those on the right are appalled by Jeremiah Wright’s rhetoric.
Kevin Drum, then of Washington Monthly, also disagreed with Ackerman’s strategy. “I think it’s worth keeping in mind that Obama is trying (or says he’s trying) to run a campaign that avoids precisely the kind of thing Spencer is talking about, and turning this into a gutter brawl would probably hurt the Obama brand pretty strongly. After all, why vote for him if it turns out he’s not going change the way politics works?”
But it was Ackerman who had the last word. “Kevin, I’m not saying OBAMA should do this. I’m saying WE should do this.”
Now we all know for certain where some of the “racism as a strategy” came from. Call me paranoid but there really is a left wing conspiracy at work in this country.