Skip to comments.Why We're Winning
Posted on 08/06/2004 12:52:46 PM PDT by andyandval
Were Not Losing the Culture Wars Anymore Brian C. Anderson email article respond to article print article
The Lefts near monopoly over the institutions of opinion and informationwhich long allowed liberal opinion makers to sweep aside ideas and beliefs they disagreed with, as if they were beneath argumentis skidding to a startlingly swift halt. The transformation has gone far beyond the rise of conservative talk radio, that, ever since Rush Limbaughs debut 15 years ago, has chipped away at the power of the New York Times, the networks, and the rest of the elite media to set the terms of the nations political and cultural debate. Almost overnight, three huge changes in communications have injected conservative ideas right into the heart of that debate. Though commentators have noted each of these changes separately, they havent sufficiently grasped how, taken together, they add up to a revolution: no longer can the Left keep conservative views out of the mainstream or dismiss them with bromide instead of argument. Everything has changed.
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For some strange reason, I thought of you when I read this... < /olive branch >
Back to my regularly scheduled troll patrol...
Killer quote. glad you liked the article.
Ping list for the discussion of the politics and social aspects that directly effects Gen-Reagan/Generation-X (Those born from 1965-1981) including all the spending previous generations (i.e. The Baby Boomers) are doing that Gen-X and Y will end up paying for.
Freep mail me to be added or dropped. See my home page for details and previous articles.
Thank you for the Ping
</Olive branch extended right back to you>
I asked mods to add publish date to your thread. It is especially important to include that when the article is not new.
Duly noted,forgive a newbie freeper.
It's kind of refreshing, but until something is done about the entrenched leftism in the universities, I won't get my hopes up.
Wait until they get to deal with my kids and the 1.3 million (and growing) of their compatriots in another few years. The mold brains won't know what hit 'em.
Well done! btt for research bank.
Yes. That's true. We have the demographic advantage. The liberals aren't producing many kids of their own and that might pay off in the near future in universities.
I forgot to mention that my kids and the 1.3 million compatriots I referred to are HOME SCHOOLED. They will make an impact disproportianate to their numbers, but, yes, conservative christian famillies pretty much "choose life".
It's safe to say that the blogosphere cost Raines his job. When the story broke about Times reporter and Raines favorite Jayson Blair's outrageous fabrications in the paper's pages, Sullivan, Kaus, Drudge, blogger-reporter Seth Mnookin, and other web writers kept it alive, creating pressure for other media, including television, to cover it. When disgruntled Times staffers began to leak damning information about Raines's high-handed management style to Jim Romenesko's influential media-news site Poynter, the end was near. Kausfiles's "Howell Raines-O-Meter," gauging the probability of the editor's downfall, was up barely a day or two when Raines stepped down. "The outcome would have been different without the Internet," Kaus rightly says. The Times's new ombudsman acknowledged the point: "We're not happy that blogs became the forum for our dirty linen, but somebody had to wash it and it got washed."
Yeah they cleaned out all their dirty Lenin!
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