May each of you have the heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the hand to execute works that will leave the world a little better for your having been here. -- Ronald Reagan

Friday, October 9, 2009

Isolate the Opposition and Attack

Isolating the opposition and attacking, personally if possible, is one of Saul Alinsky's rules for radicals. The Obama administration has been pounding Rush since day one, and to no effect. Of course Obama hasn't done anything to any effect; well, any positive effect.

The focus is on Fox News. Does anyone ever remember an administration singling out a television station and attacking it? Or the personalities on it? Glenn Beck has been under attack for some months now by this administration, also to no effect. Beck's ratings keep going up and he has two bestsellers right now. Now White House Communications Director Anita Dunn has announced the White House will begin a full on attack on Fox News. Dunn: "...more aggressive rather than just sit back and defend ourselves, because they will say anything. They will take any small thing and distort it."

I first learned that the White House has a blog when they began attacking Beck. No refutation of what he was saying, but personal attacks. On this blog the White House has posts titled "Fox Lies," and "even more Fox lies." Their arguments are not a refutation, but just a denial of the information presented. 'Nah uh, it ain't true' kind of thing, followed by personal attacks.

Every president has his critics, and not since Nixon has there been such and attempted beat down. Bush certainly didn't bother. Good grief, look at the pounding he took daily from Brian Williams, Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, David Shuster, Chris Matthews, Katie Couric, and the rest of the reactionary Leftists.

More and more people are watching Fox News. Ratings are skyrocketing. Beck's program wins that time slot, with more that four times to five times the amount of people watching him than Blitzer and Matthews, on at the same time. O'Reilly beats the opposition by the same margins.

Now we have the president using the power of his office increasing its attacks on private citizens and companies that dare report things he doesn't want known, or criticizes him. Wah wah wah....

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