I’ve only watched a few minutes here and there of Glenn Beck’s show on Fox News, but I have heard that he was the target of a boycott by the left. It turns out on Friday his ratings beat Bill O’Reilly. It seems this is the first time the 5pm EST slot has bested the 8pm EST slot. Nice work giving him publicity, boycotters! He couldn’t have done it without you.
I’m surprised to hear that the boycott was led by the White House. And who specifically leaned on advertisers to drop Beck like he was hot? Van Jones — the communist who recently joined the millions of unemployed workers in America.
So the Czar of “Green Jobs” spent his time on an Alinskyite campaign attacking Obama’s media enemies. That figures, since “Green Jobs” is a fantasy.
Since 1972 the left has had to lie to the American people in order to gain power. They can never, ever be honest about their intentions; to do so would be electoral suicide. The MSM understand this and everything they report is done in light of the need to hide the true nature of the left. If the average American’s ability to think in principle had not been destroyed by the practices of progressive education, the New Leftists now in power would have been hooted out long ago.
The biggest problem the Obama administration has is that the facade is cracking. Despite the Democrats’ hold on the old media, the truth is getting out. If the understanding of how radically far left Obama really is spreads wide enough, this presidency is finished. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
If I were an Alinskyite radical advising Obama, I think I’d urge him to manufacture an enormous crisis fast — one that gives him cover to shut down the internet, cable news and talk radio. No, I don’t think this White House is smart enough to pull off something like that; maybe no one is. For one thing, America has come to depend on emails, Facebook and so on for communication in their daily lives and business, so stopping the internet would create chaos and resentment against Obama.
Maybe the only realistic choice left for Obama is to continue plastering over the cracks in the facade, and hope to muddle through. At the least he needs a distraction so that people will stop examining and judging him. Some Republican will probably say something stupid and provide the needed distraction; we can usually depend on the GOP for stupidity.