Friday, August 30, 2013

Help Instill Fresh Thinking at Breitbart.com

Once again I am disturbed by our side bashfully counter-attacking members of Establishment media.

This time it is this story: LA Times Claims 'Democrats Led Passage' of 1964 Civil Rights Act.

There is nothing wrong with this headline. It's the opening line that I find lame (emphasis added).
In a stunning historical error, Los Angeles Times reporters Kathleen Hennessey, Richard Simon, Alexei Koseff reported that "Democrats led the passage of civil rights legislation that marchers pushed for in 1963."

Here is the comment I left.
Never presume that such nonsense is an error. Declare it the brazen act of a media that models itself on the USSR's Pravda and Izvestia. It is a media that has used, and will increasingly use, the techniques of Joseph Goebbels.

You do not fight back by making excuses for your enemy. You demonstrate the pattern every chance they give you; build a mountain of evidence; and then convict them in the court of public opinion with the Preponderance of Evidence.

The LA Times is a major outlet of what people still call the mainstream media (MSM). It really is a major leader in getting us accustomed to a Soviet-Style Media (SSM). Our freedoms depend upon us calling them SSM each time they pass out mis- and dis-information.

Is Breitbart.com really the living testament to its founder? Then BE Breitbart. Be careful as you can, but DO NOT soften the charges.

As of this writing, it has garnered 2 votes. Please go there and add to it. Help me build some backbones there (if it is not already too late at that institution. So many of our institutions get co-opted quickly nowadays, it should not surprise anybody if it has gone over.)

Updated to note that a commenter there named Molly posted a similar idea 20 minutes after I did. I noticed because she was one of the thumbs up. She now has 6 thumbs up to my 3. I don't care really who gets the votes, just so long as more editors at Breitbart.com begin to approve more stories that sound like Andrew Breitbart and not Michael Medved.

4 comments:

  1. Signed up. Added a couple of "yeas" to both your and Molly's comments. And i have added one there myself. (See if you can figure out which one is mine.)

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  2. Thanks Guy. Yep, I saw your and up-thumbed it.

    For the sake of others: It's not necessary to sign up to vote, only to comment.

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    1. Belated thank you for the thumbs up!!

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  3. BTDT. Thanks for the heads up.
    Day late, but not a vote short.

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