Saturday, May 7, 2011

Anatomy of a JournOList Smear: Whoopi Spreads Corrupt MSM’s Anti-Palin Narrative to the Popular Culture

Earlier this week I ran a piece at Big Journalism that examines how the MSM, in their desperate efforts to undermine and destroy Sarah Palin, are willing to weaponize her own children as political bludgeons against her. The idea is, at all costs, to undermine her seriousness and to create a relentless storm of nonsensical controversies around her that serve the leftist MSM’s partisan desires in three ways. First, by creating a narrative out of the ridiculous, the Governor is never allowed to get her message out. Second, it furthers the goal of turning her into a punchline. Finally, this Palin-Fury the MSM constantly brews up is meant to condition us to wince every time she pops her head out of the ground. Simply put, Palin’s MSM enemies want to exhaust us to the point where we start to wish she’d just go away; and the day after that piece published there was yet another textbook example.

Monday night, at a military fundraiser, Governor Palin laid out what you might call the Palin Doctrine, a five-part plan that defines her vision for American national security. As a potential GOP candidate, any mainstream news outlet that wasn’t corrupt would find this to be a very big deal, but what did we get instead? Alinsky 101:
ABC News: Palin (Sort of) Praises Obama on Bin Laden
Mediaite: Palin Thanks President On Bin Laden’s Death, But Doesn’t Mention Obama By Name
Los Angeles Time: Sarah Palin credits Bush for Osama bin Laden’s death, omits Obama’s name
These headlines are actually dumber and more misleading than they look when you read (video clip above) what the Governor actually said:
Yesterday was a testament to the military’s dedication in relentlessly hunting down an enemy through many years of war, and we thank our president. We thank President Bush for having made the right calls to set up this victory.

See what the Left-wing MSM is doing there? Palin says “our president” instead of “President Obama,” and that becomes the headline and narrative.

The result… pure journ-o-lism. You won’t believe your eyes when you click here and here. This phony narrative spread like virus, which is exactly what it was meant to do.

On its face the MSM’s story is absurd, but the motivations at work here are much more insidious. A potential GOP candidate gives a very serious and thoughtful speech laying out her national security vision and that vision is intentionally snuffed by a craven MSM with another round of Palin-Fury, another intentional ginning up of silliness that, for whatever reason, the MSM seems to only directs towards conservative women like Palin and Michele Bachmann.

This is who the MSM is and this is what they do.

But wait there’s more …

This unholy union doesn’t end in the media. The next step is to spread it into the popular culture where, I believe, the most damage can be done. That’s where phony narratives tend to be cemented. And so here we go:

This is just a preview of what 2012 will look like. Obama can’t win a referendum on his failed presidency, so the goal will be for his Palace Guards in the media and Hollywood to destroy everyone on our side who might pose a challenge to him.

Whether it’s Trump’s a racist for saying “basketball,” or Palin didn’t say a particular word, the corrupt MSM will stir up these phony narratives and then popular culture, through “The View,” “SNL,” Colbert and Stewart, will take it from there.

What Can You Do?

1. See The Matrix.

2. Become activists, especially online.

3. Spread the word. Politely and publicly hold these outlets accountable via Twitter, Facebook, and other forms of social media.

4. Don’t allow the media to tell you how to vote.

5. Fight the power, fight the corruption.

More at Right Scoop.

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