This article about unanswered lies and misinformation was first published October 11, 2013 — the Jon Stewart/Harry Reid news item seems so innocent by comparison to what is happening today. Yet conservatives still do not yet have a plan to win the information war.
Here’s a post by Christian Toto’s at Breitbart.com last week:
It’s not hard to imagine Jon Stewart and his crack Daily Show writing team hearing about Sen. Harry Reid’s latest gaffe or news that the government is blocking U.S. veterans from entering national memorials and quickly covering their ears.
How else can they continue to spew one-sided comedy so impossibly smug it should make even proud liberals blanch.
Instead, Stewart was up to his usually name-calling Wednesday night, ignoring the computer glitches that are quickly the hallmark of Obamcare and blasting the GOP as if a second party didn’t even exist inside the Beltway.
Stewart railed against the GOP for supposedly ignoring the most vulnerable affected by the government shutdown but ignored the elderly veterans who tried to pay respects to their fellow soldiers, not to mention Reid saying he doesn’t care about sick kids during a nationally televised interview.
So it’s another round of tightly edited clips, lies by omission and other tactics The Daily Show have refined to an art. Of course, Stewart couldn’t complete the segment without more bleeped profanity.
This is what passes for brilliant political comedy–what a scam.
Yep, a scam for sure. Lies by omission. But what is the Republican and conservative counter to Stewart’s show? If it wasn’t for posts like this from Breitbart it would go almost completely unanswered.
Stewart’s audience wouldn’t be as big as it is if more people understood what liberal policies are doing to them. Would they laugh so much if they knew how much higher their taxes will have to be to pay for all this idiotic government? What’s not so funny is how pathetic it is that they are like sheep to the slaughter. There’s no better place to look than Jon Stewart audiences if you want to understand why this nation is becoming less free every day.
No one respects the work of honest and good campaign consultants than I do. Their work is an important part of the big picture. The problem is that many Republicans and conservatives rely far too much on candidates and their campaigns to get the message out. Not long ago a veteran consultant said this in a meeting I attended:
You’re not going to reinvent politics. It’s all about identifying your supporters and getting them out to vote.
Uh, no, not exactly. I can’t think of a better example of why our side continues to lose ground. What he said about identifying your supporters and getting them to the polls on election day is fine. The problem is no one is seeing to it that the number of our supporters is increased through effective year-round outreach.
Much of what these articles have covered is painfully simple. The problem is easily outlined, and part of the solution is as well. Up next, how we can cover the costs of effective outreach.
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