Saturday, January 29, 2011

Trashing Michelle Bachmann: Journolistas at Large?

Interesting sequences of events unfold in the MSM underground if you're patient enough to look for patterns. Which you have to do, since, as good Marxists, they always help each other cover their collective tracks.

In last weekend's Washington Post--increasingly as strident and hard left as the New York Times as both struggle for relevancy--idiotarian columnist Dana Milbank, with his usual self-important pomposity, swore off trashing Sarah Palin for an entire month:
I have written about her in 42 columns since Sen. John McCain picked her as his vice-presidential running mate in 2008. I've mentioned her in dozens more blog posts, Web chats, and TV and radio appearances. I feel powerless to control my obsession, even though it cheapens and demeans me.... But today is the first day of the rest of my life. And so, I hereby pledge that, beginning on Feb. 1, 2011, I will not mention Sarah Palin -- in print, online or on television -- for one month. Furthermore, I call on others in the news media to join me in this pledge of a Palin-free February. With enough support, I believe we may even be able to extend the moratorium beyond one month....
First, February isn't even 30 days, so Milbank chose the easiest month in which to try to break his "addiction." Second, note his invitation to others in the MSM to join him in his, er, "pledge." Even though it's not yet Feb. 1, I've combed most major outlets online and guess what? Mirabile dictu, the Palin trashtalking is indeed almost entirely gone, vanishing seemingly overnight.

In its place, however, is...gasp...Michelle Bachmann trash talking! The MSM has been tearing the conservative Minnesota lawmaker limb from limb this week for her show of audacity and independence in making her own video State-of-the-Union rebuttal. (Transcript here.)

Reaction from Marxists and bloggers posing as journalists and commentators was swift and savage. (Example here.) From site to site and blog to blog, these hypocrites have been tearing out a new one for Bachmann, who's apparently committing the same sins Palin did: She's bright (very bright), attractive (very attractive), conservative (very conservative). But worst of all, she's female, and only left-wing women are allowed to be powerful and have aspirations. (And if the truth were told, largely male MSM clubbers, misogynists to the core, are uncomfortable even with this.)

Funny how this headlong attack formation showed up right after Milbank's grandstanding in the Post. Could it be that the original Journo-list, now purged of turncoats and buried somewhere underground in a new, secret discussion group, is already auditioning its collective Alinsky-style tactics in preparation for the 2012 primary season, the better to kill potentially attractive Republican presidential candidates before they're even declared and out of the gate? I.e. :
Pick the target [in this case Bachmann], freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

This certainly seems likely. After all, Milbank's fellow Postie, the despicable (and astonishingly ignorant) Ezra Klein, headed up the original Journo-list. (Klein's the clown, BTW, who thinks the Constitution is so old ["written over 100 years ago (sic)"] that it's not a binding document.)

It's not implausible to imagine that these two amigos decided to put the already badly-damaged Palin aside for a bit to concentrate their trashery on an arguably more dangerous Michelle Bachmann--already a proven legislator and campaigner who's beaten back left-wing hate campaigns in Minnesota twice before.

Let's keep our eyes open and see how February unfolds. You've read my theory, so now let's look for more evidence to accrue. Meanwhile, note to Millbank and Klein: you're being watched.

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