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    Yes, Liberal Journalists Did Manipulate The 2008 Election

    Yes, Liberal Journalists Did Manipulate The 2008 Election

    I’ll admit it, I was wrong about The Daily Caller when I called it a failure several months ago.

    In the past months The Daily Caller has done a good job on a variety of issues, particularly exposing the Journolist, a group of liberal mainstream media reporters and bloggers.

    We all knew the mainstream media to be in cahoots with the Democratic Party, and the liberal blogosphere even more so.

    But the e-mails obtained by The Daily Caller reveal an even more sordid conspiracy.

    In 2008, the Journolist was intimately involved in trying to squelch the Reverend Wright controversy by smearing opponents of Barack Obama as racist:

    In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.” …

    [quoting Ackerman’s e-mail, the article continues]

    I do not endorse a Popular Front, nor do I think you need to. It’s not necessary to jump to Wright-qua-Wright’s defense. What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left. In other words, find a rightwinger’s [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear. Obviously I mean this rhetorically.

    And I think this threads the needle. 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.

    Towards the end of the 2008 election, I wrote:

    But the race card has worked again. McCain is afraid to attack the Wright/Obama connection for fear of being called racist.

    It is the stifling of legitimate debate which is fueling anger throughout the country. We are on the verge of electing a president who built his political career on the backs of race-baiters and anti-american zealots, and we can’t talk about it out of fear of being called “racist.”

    The suppression of legitimate political expression through false accusations of racism by the Obama campaign and its supporters is the defining theme of the 2008 campaign. This tactic, while it may be successful, is shameful and has damaged our society in ways we may not understand for years.

    The story is not just that liberal journalists are a bunch of conspiring liars and frauds.

    The real story is that liberal journalists manipulated the 2008 election by actively campaigning in secret for Barack Obama, and stifling debate on critical issues by smearing opponents as racist.

    This is no joke. We now are paying the price, both in the destruction of our economy and standing in the world, and the continued race-card playing antics of groups like Think Progress and the NAACP. The race card tactic was so successful in 2008, that it is being tried again and again.

    Don’t get mad, get even … at the polls. Remember November.

    Update: Another must read, Thomas Sowell, Race Card Fraud

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    “Race” As Political Weapon

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    Eh, I think you were right to criticize Daily Caller when you did. But I've noticed the improvement over there too.

    they should all be fired. finally, busted! the liberal media bias has been proved.

    "Don't get mad, get even… at the polls."

    Pardon me, but this is falling into the same old mannered trap. That is, they smear and kneecap us, and we turn up our noses (from our supine position) and politely call for… a referendum. Nothing wrong with voting, but until the Right learns to fight back, nothing will change. As Angelo Codevilla remarked near the end of his excellent essay, "The Ruling Class," we need to attack them, to attack their fundamental claims to superior intellect and morality, in ways that break their spirit and lift our own. We need to attack their own moral being and legitimacy as they have attacked and successful undermined our own. This does not happen primarily at the polling stations. It happens in the culture. It takes far more balls than going into a voting booth. And it takes people of a steeliness and ferocity far greater than Mitch McConnell or Orrin Hatch or George Will.

    The problem I see here is that we finally have a 'smoking gun' regarding the rampant bias in the media but when it comes down to it, who will report this find?

    The liberal media?

    It's up to us that cherish our freedoms….

    Nothing wrong in criticizing the Daily Caller when then criticism is justly due.

    Nothing wrong in giving the Daily Caller kudos when kudos are due.

    Is that not part and parcel the way we raise children? …and reform bad behavior such as that which lead to the election of Obama as a result of Bush running a foul of public opinion and thus creating fertile ground for Obama's election?

    Conservationism is not without some faults and Liberalism is not without some virtues.

    But Obama era Liberalism is a road to disaster.

    I am a dyed-in-the-wool Tea Party supporter… throw out the Liberals and keep the Conservative Office Holders on the straight and narrow else replace them with better Conservatives.

    In my well considered opinion, Progressive-ism is a disease infecting the United States.

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