Thursday, October 08, 2009

Alinsky's Rules for Fox News

Alinsky Rule 5:
"Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." There is no defense. It's irrational. It's infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.)
CNN's story about the White House's ongoing campaign against the one network actually doing their job (and no, fact-checking Saturday Night Live doesn't count for CNN):
Now, White House Communications Director Anita Dunn is questioning whether Fox is in the news business at all. "It's opinion journalism masquerading as news," she told Time of the news network, in an interview released Thursday. Dunn also made it clear this won't be the last White House blast aimed at the network: "They are boosting their audience. But that doesn't mean we are going to sit back."
Perhaps someone can explain for Ms Dunn why it is that Michael Moore isn't afraid of Sean Hannity but the world's most powerful man, who walks around with an uncliched fist towards our enemies, is. After all, didn't the boss remain open to the suggestion of having that beer one day? It's not like he actually murdered Colmes or even roughed up an old Harvard prof or anything.

But hey, maybe someone can do some old fashioned journalism regards this White House 'sweetie' named Anita Dunn, who's married to Obama's personal lawyer Robert Bauer, himself a partner in the northwest law firm Perkins-Coie, long involved with Democratic politics. In places like Alaska. And Minnesota.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

I had not heard that comment from Dunn. Wow. They can't win by doing their jobs, so they simply bad mouth the opposition. I smell desperation.

Deborah F. Hamilton
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