Just look at you. Reading this convoluted post of claims and reverse claims and counter-claims of racism, one gets to the end and realizes that the Tea Party has you in knots, and is kicking your butts down Main Street to boot. You have fallen hopelessly into a snare that tightens with each kick you make.
The trap is obvious to any cool-headed outsider. The wingnuts are shovelling manure up into the wind and making you fight off every splatter coming your way. They can shovel a whole lot faster than you will ever be able to wipe it off. Lies and crazy self-conflicting stories have the same value as truths on TV. With the mighty Fox News as the wind at their backs, there is an endless army of Breitbarts and Becks with nothing more than time, imagination and very big shovels.
But look at your foolish strategies here and elsewhere in the media. There's barely an utterance, ignorant, stupid, outrageous or otherwise from the main cast of Palin, Beck, Gingrich, Bachmann, Williams, Breitbart that isn't headline news for the left; complete with pictures, and accompanied by shocked commentary from some well-known scold of the left. The attacked are feeding the attacker. You provide more sensational headlines for them than they could ever purchase through the best Public Relations firms. You willingly pump and fluff their guerrilla war tactic of using your media for their message. Brilliant! And massively effective! (Go ask your legal department about winning cases of "He said, she said.")
I cruise daily through all the media on the web and TV and in print, and without the undying, committed, dedicated efforts of the left to place these wing-nuts prominently on the front page each day, I fear they would simply wither away from lack of attention and die. You might do well to take a step backwards and see how this is working for you.
Jul 25 2010 - 9:52am