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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Learning From Breitbart...


Rush on Breitbart:

He grew up in West Los Angeles, surrounded by liberals, father-in-law Orson Bean, the comedian. Sometime during the 1990s, the early nineties, Breitbart had an awakening. He was constantly questioning what was all around him, which was really extreme liberalism, and he became, as many of you in the audience know, a bulldog....

Wouldn't you think that real life journalists would applaud Breitbart's efforts to expose government corruption and media bias? I mean, what does the media claim to exist to do? To hold the powerful accountable! "Speak truth to power," is that the phrase? Well, the mainstream media has become part of the power. When that power is held by the Democrat Party, the mainstream media covers up the corruption. He was exposing it. He did more and greater work than Woodward and Bernstein! He should have been one of their heroes. But he wasn't. He should have been given the same kind of hero worship that Woodward and Bernstein have gotten. And unlike the work of Woodward and Bernstein, Breitbart's investigations were actually truthful.

Here is an example of how  a liberal, in this case Lex Alexander, chooses to  challenge accepted notions.  He makes a list of a few "facts" as he calls them that are no longer up for discussion:

  • Intelligent Design: It’s a crock.
  • Rush Limbaugh: Yeah, he’s a racist.
  • Torture: Always a bad idea.
  • George W. Bush should have been impeached.
  • Fox “News”: Biased. (And, no, I’m not talking about people who are paid to have opinions, like Hannity and O’Reilly; I’m talking about the actual news operation.)
  • Sarah Palin: idiotic, self-absorbed, paranoid and a whiner. No link needed; after 50 years on this planet, I’m perfectly capable of distinguishing these characteristics on my own. UPDATE: Aw, heck, here’s one link. ANOTHER UPDATE: Aw, heck, here’s another.
  • : too many links to even begin to list them. And if you’re going to suggest that the hacked e-mail proves global warming is a “hoax,” you have to show specifically which of the 30,000+ climate-science studies have been refuted by them. Go on. I’ll wait.
  • Birtherism. Hawaii has the birth certificate, and if you seriously want to argue this, you also have to argue away the birth announcement in 1961 newspapers. And, no, “time travel” is not a winning argument in this dimension.

Yeah, SHUT UP, the debate is settled.

Lex no longer challenges established thinking with critical thought but has, rather, joined the ranks of those who shut down debate for fear of being wrong.  


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