Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Mask Slips: When Billy Beck said "All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war," this is what he meant.

Collectivists declare, "No more Mister Nice Guy."

"All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war." -- Billy Beck, August 2009.

"Media Matters' war against Fox."

The liberal group Media Matters has quietly transformed itself in preparation for what its founder, David Brock, described in an interview as an all-out campaign of “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” aimed at the Fox News Channel.

The group, launched as a more traditional media critic, has all but abandoned its monitoring of newspapers and other television networks and is narrowing its focus to Fox and a handful of conservative websites, which its leaders view as political organizations and the “nerve center” of the conservative movement. The shift reflects the centrality of the cable channel to the contemporary conservative movement, as well as the loathing it inspires among liberals — not least among the donors who fund Media Matters’ staff of about 90, who are arrayed in neat rows in a giant war room above Massachusetts Avenue.

We are at war for the soul of America. The other side makes no pretense that it is engaged in all-out, no-holds-barred, ideological warfare.

Funny thing though. They are attacking FOX, when it is CBS that has the story with the potential to bring down the Leviathan's legitimacy in a thunderous crash. Perhaps we should encourage them to keep attacking FOX. "Hold onto 'em by the nose, and kick 'em in the ass," as Patton said.


TPaine said...

Works both ways! I'd say that Media Matters had better start watching their backs. Guess that ol' civil war is a lot closer than we thought, eh?

Toaster 802 said...

I put together some pieces inspired by GardenSerf today,

...and this post of yours was a timely illustration to it. Quoted and linked at;

Anonymous said...

They sure love their rhetoric.

drjim said...

"We are at war for the soul of America."
Truer words have rarely been spoken, Mike!

Anonymous said...

Great Patton qoute. And so very true.

bitter clinging Texan said...

Other than Judge Nap and maybe glancing at their world and national news stories, I don't watch fox news, but I will say that as far as their pundits and commentators, I dont have much more respect for them than I do the folks at MSNBC, like madcow and matthews, and they rank right below child abusing tweakers with bad breath. I do, however gott give FOX props on having Mr Larry Pratt on.
I often hear many of my liberal aquaitances decry "the fox news hate machine"..........and I tell em " yall are f**kin crazy, fox news are your homies, they are on your side." and usually they fail to understand so I explain to them that as long as people are exposed to glenn beck, hairpiece hannity, Megyn Kelly,etc, they are not likely to be exposed much, if at all to people like larry pratt, the JPFO, Lew Rockwell, Claire wolfe, JJ jackson, Mike Vanderboegh, CHuck Baldwin and those guys, which would be a REAL problem to the foes of the constitution.
Anyway, let em chase their windmills

Dick's Dad said...

John Lott checked out Fox's employee's political donations.

Overwhelmingly Dem (what else would we expect from journalists?).

If they're biting Fox, they're bighting their own arse. Go on, bight it harder!

Fox is probably a pretty good illustration of the position of the centre ground in politics being defined by the position of the extremes.

The left has pushed its extreme so far, that Fox (who's sister companies (same Daddy)in Britain supported Blair's "New Labour(Tm)") is viewed as "right wing".

Anonymous said...

"Nothing is so divisive as a common creed held with a difference."

Brock has more in common with "right-wing" luminaries such as Charles Krauthammer, George Will and Dick Morris that he would be comfortable acknowledging.

They all favor a powerful central government, administered by a priestly caste. The only point of difference among them concerns who is best suited for the role of Philosopher-King. ;^(


Anonymous said...

The idea that they view Fox as some sort of zerg overmind is quite telling on a host of things. First off, it's probably a glimpse into how they themselves "think". Secondly, they think that if the communication channels can be destroyed, their enemies will cease to exist.

That latter point can be broken down further; that the baseline for behavior and thought is the way they behave and think, and that only the evil outside influence of Fox News is what is making anyone behave and think otherwise; and that it is merely an extension of newspeak. In that if the ability to express an idea (in traditional newspeak, the very language, and in this case those who dare to broadcast anything slightly askew to the status quo) is eliminated, people won't get any "big ideas" and do anything contrary to the status quo.

Dedicated_Dad said...

In re Fox News' alleged "right wing bias: A while back, The Pew Charitable Trust's* "Media Center" did an in-depth study of all the "mainstream" "news programs."

Basically, they evaluated each "political" "news item", and then placed them into the following categories:

(1) Positive for the "left"
(2) Positive for the "right"
(3) Neutral
(4) Negative toward the "left"
(5) Negative toward the "right"

They found that only one network's "news" coverage was even REMOTELY "fair and balanced" -- FOX NEWS!

In fact, Fox's coverage was PERFECTLY balanced, with an identical number of stories on either side of the various categories. Put another way, MOST of their coverage was judged as "neutral" - category "3" - but for every story in category "1", they had one from "2" - and likewise for "3" and "4."

The other networks' coverage ran - IIRC - at least 2-to-1 in favor on the "left" side of the scale, and their "negative" coverage was even more unbalanced against the "right."

The worst offenders were BS-NBC and CNN - no surprises there.

Even the study's authors said they were very surprised by their findings - they too had expected Fox to be "right wing" - but unlike most liberal "research" they were honest enough to publish their findings even when it went against their agenda.

In short, the TRUTH about our media coverage is that the other networks are SO unbalanced in favor of the "left", that Fox's utterly-NEUTRAL coverage seems "right wing" by comparison!

*For those not aware, The Pew Trust is about as left-liberal as an NPO can be without openly proclaiming themselves socialist or communist. There is nothing resembling "right wing bias" at Pew.

B-C-Texan: Why are you fraternizing with The Enemy? Make no mistake - these people are The Enemy!

If someone were to proclaim their intention to destroy our Republic, pervert and molest our children, rob us all of our G*d-given rights and enslave our descendants -- would you be polite to them?

Would you have them as guests in your home?

Would you do business with them?

Would you share a pew with them in Church?

Hopefully you'd recognize their evil, and shun them - you'd refuse to hire them, do business with them, or with anyone else who did. Hopefully you'd do your best to drive them from your Churches, and from your communities by any available lawful means!

Make no mistake: The execrable philosophy they espouse designs to do all these things and more!

Personally, I refuse to fraternize with them, and will not knowingly associate with them in any way. I will not grant them the slightest courtesy - no more than I would give any other verminous, sociopathic thug.

They are The Enemy -- and it's long past time we started treating them as what they are!