Countering the MSM non-narrative on the Gosnell trial – updated

Media Row at the Gosnell trial

The trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell is popping up all over the place – except the MSM – and they’re being called on it.  Walter Russell Meade notes that the people are speaking, and it now appears that the MSM is might just be forced to listen, and report what it wants to hide.

Much of the speculation has been about why so many news outlets ignored the story. But perhaps the real story here is the way the trial became a national story without the help of the MSM—and arguably even despite its best efforts to ignore the trial. In the last century, there were a few central news gatekeepers who controlled what stories Americans heard. The internet and social media have changed all that; the people have swept aside the gatekeepers and ripped the gates from their hinges.

The MSM is no longer in control; anyone and everyone now has the tools to call the media out and if the story is hot and compelling enough (and the trial of an accused multiple baby killer passes that test with ease), it will force itself into the national conversation.

Good.

Good indeed.  The conventional wisdom tells us that you can’t beat the MSM because they control the narrative and there’s no way to break in.  Even buying another media outlet would simply result in the MSM isolating it and rendering it virtually useless.  But it appears that, as has been predicted by various pundits elsewhere, alternative media has opened up a new front in the culture wars.  One which the armies of the Left have yet to successfully counter.  Which is not to say that they don’t use these same weapons effectively, they do.  What has changed is that they can no longer control it.

Please, may I have more?

Hello, islamophobia!

Those who know anything about Islamic expansionism will be aware that the Saudi Arabian based Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) holds the largest block vote within the UN, and that they are working hard (and spending a lot of money) trying to stop any criticism of Islam in the West.

The OIC, in accordance with sharia law, deems all criticism of Islam to be invalid. It does not matter if it is true or untrue; the mere fact that it is critical is simply not allowed. Period. The buzzword they have come up with to negate our defence against their extremist ideology is ‘Islamophobia’ which of course means an irrational fear of Islam.

This is very clever. By utilising the word Islamophobia they manage to pigeonhole any critics of Islam as being of questionable mental equilibrium – which may not be true initially, but may well be the case after a few years, simply because trying to make sense of this madness must surely drive us slowly insane.

All of which can be found at the website of Liberty GB, which seems to be a new political party forming up in the United Kingdom.  I wish these people all the luck in the world.

One of the things I have noticed over the years is that Left always gives itself away, revealing its own hidden motivations and agenda by projecting them onto others.  If find it totally unsurprising that the Left’s unspoken totalitarian aspirations should embrace the most totalitarian religion on the planet.   No one would dare say, though, that the people who are pushing this islamophobia meme are themselves suffering from either Christianophobia or Christophobia.  Well, OK, I would.

We can do no other

Over at the New Republican they have a list, “What we believe.”

Pretty impressive list, if you ask me (if Rumsfeld can ask and answer his own questions, so can I.), there is nothing here that I can’t get behind.  The best part is that they take traditional, American mainstream ideas and couch them in language that appeals to today’s citizen.  Here’s a sample:

  1. We believe in freedom.
  2. We believe in the Constitution.
  3. We believe freedom incentivizes ordinary people to do extraordinary things and that makes America an exceptional nation.
  4. We believe in freedom nationally and values locally.
  5. We don’t believe old, top-down, industrial-age government becomes a good idea just because it agrees with us or because we are running it.

All of them are similarly pungent and hard-hitting.  My personal favorite:

62. We believe in creating abundance, not redistributing scarcity.

Amen.  Here I stand.

Primer on How to Beat the Media

Primer on How to Beat the Media

Ben Shapiro recently took apart Piers Morgan on Morgan’s show over the gun control issue.  In this talk he explains the principles of how he did it and how we can apply those same principles to all our discussions with the Left.  This should be required study for anyone who is thinking of running for office.

Ben Shapiro describes how to beat the Media

THIS WHAT YOU SHOULD READ BEFORE YOU VOTE

Just Some Real Facts About Mitt Romney That We Will Not Hear About Mitt Romney:

After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar, but never worked as an attorney.

As a venture-capitalist, Romney’s first major business deal involved investing in a start-up office supply company with one store in Massachusetts that sold office supplies. That company, called Staples, now has over 2,000 stores and employs over 90,000 people.
Romney or his company Bain Capital (using what became known as the “Bain Way”) would go on to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again, with companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others.

Got your calculators handy? Let’s recap.
Volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.
Unpaid intern in Governor’s office 8 years.
Mormon missionary in Paris 2 years.
Unpaid bishop and state president for his church 10 years.
No salary as president of the Olympics 3 years.
No salary as Governor of Maine for 4 years.
That’s a grand total of 28 years of unpaid service to his country, his community and his church.  Why?   Because that’s the kind of man Mitt Romney is!

And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, almost 19% of his income….Obama gave 1%
Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%
This is real character vs….well you know what!

Romney may not be the best representative the Republicans could have selected.  At least I know what religion he is, and that he won’t desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers, or squander my money on vacations.  I know he has the ability to turn this financial debacle that the “Spending President” has gotten us into.  We didn’t know that when Obama said he’d give us change, he meant nickels and dimes, and he would get the big bucks.  We won’t like all the things necessary to recover from this debt, but someone with Romney’s background can do it.

But, on the minus side, He never was a “Community Organizer”, He never took drugs or smoked pot.  Never got drunk. Did not associate with communists or terrorists.
Nor did he attend a church whose pastor called for God to Damn the US.