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The Destruction of ACORN, the Strategy of Breitbart & Why We Must All Remain Vigilant [Bill Whittle]
Afterburner at PJTV ^ | September 27 2009 | Bill Whittle

Posted on 09/30/2009 6:33:10 AM PDT by Tolik

In his latest video Bill Whittle compares the destruction of ACORN with one of the most brilliant military victories of all times: Hannibal's decimation of Romans in the Battle of Cannae.

Whittle says that the main war is not with ACORN but with the media. The Media is no longer "news media", because, as it was highlighted, again, in the ACORN affair, is not just biased and selective, but now engaged in suppressing the news. It's not free media anymore.

As Hannibal learned that fighting all powerful Rome is dangerous, Breitbart should also be worry - he'd drawn blood of the Rome! And should continue attack and keep moving, to not repeat the Hannibal's fate.

My short summary in no way reflects the customarily witty presentation by Bill Whittle. Watch the video yourself.


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TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: acorn; agenda; billwhittle; breitbart; democrats; enemedia; hannahgiles; liberalmedai; lsm; mediabias; msm; obama; obamedia; pravdamedia

1 posted on 09/30/2009 6:33:10 AM PDT by Tolik
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Bill Whittle links:

Freerepublic: http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/billwhittle/index

his videos at Pajamas Media: Afterburner with Bill Whittle

his blog Eject! Eject! Eject!


2 posted on 09/30/2009 6:34:30 AM PDT by Tolik (my photos from the TeaParty: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2340411/posts)
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To: Tolik

They can’t let up until this Beast is truly dead!!!!


3 posted on 09/30/2009 6:35:02 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Lando Lincoln; neverdem; SJackson; dennisw; NonValueAdded; Alouette; .cnI redruM; Valin; ...
Nailed It!

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I will try not to abuse the ping list and not to annoy you too much, but on some days there is more of the good stuff that is worthy of attention.

You are welcome to browse the list of truly exceptional articles I pinged to lately. Updated on September 15, 2009.  on  my page.
You are welcome in or out, just freepmail me (and note which PING list you are talking about).

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4 posted on 09/30/2009 6:35:34 AM PDT by Tolik (my photos from the TeaParty: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2340411/posts)
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To: Tolik
When Resident Obamah spoke of a civilian security force equal to the military, he was talking about foot-soldiers from ACORN, SEIU, AFL-CIO, UAW & AFT and on and on.
5 posted on 09/30/2009 6:42:41 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Tolik

I’ll never forget Cannae... never.. brilliant piece.. just brilliant..


6 posted on 09/30/2009 6:50:11 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Tolik

“The Destruction of ACORN, the Strategy of Breitbart & Why We Must All Remain Vigilant”

That was brilliantly done....thanks for the post!


7 posted on 09/30/2009 6:53:56 AM PDT by Tamzee (OBAMA ---- ALL SHAM, NO WOW)
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To: Nipfan

bump


8 posted on 09/30/2009 6:57:26 AM PDT by Nipfan (The desire to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it - H L Mencken)
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To: Tolik

is it just me, or is BretBart what DrudgeReport used to be.


9 posted on 09/30/2009 7:00:26 AM PDT by MNDude (The Republican Congress Economy--1995-2007)
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To: Tolik

Breitbart, you drew blood against Rome my friend! Keep moving!


10 posted on 09/30/2009 7:02:08 AM PDT by Gurgi
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To: Tolik; maggief; Grampa Dave; stephenjohnbanker; GOPJ; hoosiermama; Just mythoughts; Libloather; ...
........Hannibal learned that fighting all-powerful Rome is dangerous. Breitbart should also worry - he's drawn the blood of Rome--he should keep moving, and not repeat Hannibal's fate..........

Oh, bishbosh. Breitbart has NOTHING to worry about.

Breitbart's got something Hannibal never dreamed off-------the all-encompassing, global power of the internet.

It is ACORN and its backers---all of "Rome" itself---that should be running for the hills.

Mmm, mm, mmm.......imagine all those digital "elephants" stampeding toward ACORN. LOL.

11 posted on 09/30/2009 7:21:18 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Tolik

VIGILANCE!
Thanks, Tolik.


12 posted on 09/30/2009 7:36:01 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Tolik

Actually the Progressively Left Mediots have been spiking the bad news for at least a century.

The NY Slimes turned its head when the communists slaughtered and starved to death millions of Russians and never reported what was really happening.


13 posted on 09/30/2009 7:41:18 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Does 0b0z0 have any friends, who aren't traitors, spies, tax cheats and criminals?)
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To: Liz

Yes and no.

You are absolutely correct about the power of Internet. Finally, there is some alternative to the left-stream-media.

BUT - Obama won the last election not at the least because the “news” media was not interested in investigating who he is and what ideas he has, and was mostly an amplifier for his election propaganda. They were more interested in investigating Joe the Plumber. If Breitbart has some skeletons in the closet, we’ll know. If he was not 100% accurate with IRS, they will know.

I share the optimism, but it’s not going to be easy.


14 posted on 09/30/2009 7:44:12 AM PDT by Tolik (my photos from the TeaParty: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2340411/posts)
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To: Tolik

I just love Bill Whittle.


15 posted on 09/30/2009 7:44:27 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: MNDude

Drudge report for years has been more of an echo of news stories already out than a breaking news site. Sad.


16 posted on 09/30/2009 7:44:46 AM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Tolik
BUT - Obama won the last election not at the least because the “news” media was not interested in investigating who he is and what ideas he has, and was mostly an amplifier for his election propaganda.

With all due respect the main reason Obama won was John McCain.

17 posted on 09/30/2009 7:49:14 AM PDT by blake6900 (YOUR AD HERE)
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To: hosepipe

I don’t agree with Whittle on everything, but everything he does on PJTV is brilliant ... just brilliant.

He’s as sharp as Coulter, but without the snark. (Not that snark is a bad thing when talking about American liberals.)


18 posted on 09/30/2009 7:49:57 AM PDT by RBroadfoot
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To: Tolik

something tells me these guys are sitting on enough video to bring down a world of hurt if Obama really wants to bring it


19 posted on 09/30/2009 7:49:59 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: blake6900

I did not say “predominately”, only “not at the least”.

I agree, of course, that McCain was a weak candidate.
Another reason was Bush not acting like a conservative and losing the base (fill in the long list of his not-conservative actions).
And another was republicans in congress forgetting about fiscal responsibility - a very substantial part of the apolitical middle voted GOP for years only because of fiscal issues. They lost the reason to prefer GOP and went with the hype of the historical first black president.
I don’t list the country being tired from the long war because this sentiment was born and carried by the non-stop drumbeat of the anti-Bush media.

So, there were many reasons, and media played its very significant role.


20 posted on 09/30/2009 8:03:59 AM PDT by Tolik (my photos from the TeaParty: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2340411/posts)
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To: Tolik
Obama won the last election not in the least because the “news” media...........was mostly an amplifier for his election propaganda.

Ohaha won b/c of his calculated campaign MO: He ran as Ronald Reagan----prodded by the evil machinations of Rahm (Uriah Heep) Emanuel.

When Ohaha got in, his alter ego---Mao Tse Tung--- emerged. "Uriah Heep" became COS.

We need to remember the paradigms of news-gathering/dispensing are changing as we type.

I-net power is being harnessed by sites like this. It cannot be stopped.

21 posted on 09/30/2009 8:07:19 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Tolik
Bill Whittle compares the destruction of ACORN with one of the most brilliant military victories of all times: Hannibal's decimation of Romans in the Battle of Cannae.

I watched the Video. Bill Whittle's commentary on Hannibal & the Battle of Cannae (216 BC) made me think of another famous military leader, Sun Tzu (circa 500 BC). Every move, tactic and the strategy employed by Hannibal was right out of his book 'The Art of War'.

Now I doubt that Hannibal read The Art of War, or even heard of Sun Tzu. I'm just saying Hannibal wasn't the first to use those tactics to defeat a superior force. And IMO Breitbart is also following the tactics of Sun Tzu. And especially Sun Tzu's most famous quote and principle...

"If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles."

And Andrew Breitbart knows the enemy. That's already been proved. So if he keeps following Sun Tzu, ACORN (and Rome /s) is doomed.

22 posted on 09/30/2009 8:08:17 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Tolik

Bill Whittle is my new hero. Everyone in this country should see this video. Nothing I have seen to date expresses my own views as well.

We need to figure out a way to help significantly raise Whittle’s profile in my opinion.


23 posted on 09/30/2009 8:13:19 AM PDT by PAR
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To: Liz
Oh, bishbosh. Breitbart has NOTHING to worry about. .. Breitbart's got ... the all-encompassing, global power of the internet.
Yep. And IMO, Andrew Breitbart is following the tactics of Sun Tzu and his book 'The Art of War', more than Hannibal (Sun Tzu lived +250 years before Hannibal, 500 BC). And like you say, Breitbart has the Internet, which as a form of communication, is also addressed by Sun Tzu.

Many Conservative news junkies (and FReepers) keep screaming (hand wringing, worrying?) about 'Alinsky's: Rules For Radicals'. To that I say *** 'bishbosh' :-) ***, Sun Tzu has that covered...

"If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles."
Well we KNOW the enemy and so does Andrew Breitbart. If we just keep to it ACORN, its enablers in the media, and Alinsky followers (Barry and Hillary) on the left are DOOMED to defeat.

I think every conservative should get 'The Art of War'. As 'War' is not fought just on a Battlefield. the book can be bought for as little as $9.00 and is even available on the NET to read free. I find that a pain though, so I have a hard 'Deluxe' copy. (B&N Classic Series)

24 posted on 09/30/2009 8:30:34 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Liz
” Breitbart’s got something Hannibal never dreamed off-———the encompassing, global power of the internet.

It is ACORN and its backers—all of “Rome” itself—that should be running for the hills.

Mmm, mm, mmm.......imagine all those digital “elephants” stampeding toward ACORN. LOL.”

My Free-Republic Call to Arms...never forget, divided they conquer., united we prevail...this is no game when truth to the left is only a temporary convenience, or short term strategy!!! Damn them to hell for putting Americans through this evil OD fascist subterfuge!!!

25 posted on 09/30/2009 8:34:52 AM PDT by Turborules
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To: Condor51; Turborules; Tolik
...........the left is DOOMED to defeat............

TALLYING UP THE COUNTER-ATTACK-- The Ovomitons can hide but they can't run.

>> ObamaCare's DOA.

>> The public option parachute failed to open.

>> Van Jones kicked out w/ his dog-eared copy of Das Kapital.

>> Cap and trade is where?

>> ACORN pimps out.

>> Second trillion dollar stimulus is a no-show.

>> Obama's numbers sinking faster than Michael Moore in a vat of Jello.

>> Obama and the Dems sucking up valium and vodka as we type.

Mmm, mm, mmm....lookit all those digits in DC on 9/12. LOL.

26 posted on 09/30/2009 9:32:34 AM PDT by Liz
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To: FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; voteNRA; mkjessup; ...
ACORN Ping!

FReep mail me if you want on/off the list.


27 posted on 09/30/2009 9:33:54 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: Liz

>> Obama and the Dems sucking up valium and vodka as we type.

Liz, they can have valium, I’ll keep vodka (especially the best stuff, like Chopin - potato vodka from Poland - as you say: mmm)

:^)


28 posted on 09/30/2009 9:40:02 AM PDT by Tolik (my photos from the TeaParty: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2340411/posts)
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To: Liz

Thanks Liz, this is the truth,and the truth will prevail, Jesus told me so, Mmm mmm mmm...you can not sell propoganda when the truth is so sweet to taste!


29 posted on 09/30/2009 10:01:07 AM PDT by Turborules
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To: Liz

lol!


30 posted on 09/30/2009 10:05:54 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Liz

Freepers, as I recall, Our President the Big Obama, call out all his followers to show up at Free Speech Tea Parties, to shout and hit us back twice as hard and never let us be heard!

I Remember a black conservative being beaten for simply doing his civic duty to express his views, and for this he was knocked down by a paid SEIU thug union boos to silence him...how
the hell can you excape the Plantation if the slaves are running the dame thing for personal greed and profit at the expense of true freedom!!!! I will not wait to be another woulda-couda-shoulda Patriot!!! I here her save my Country for Communist!


31 posted on 09/30/2009 10:10:37 AM PDT by Turborules
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To: Tolik
The Media is no longer "news media", because, as it was highlighted, again, in the ACORN affair, is not just biased and selective, but now engaged in suppressing the news.

There's cracks in the wall - not enough to bring it down - but enough to know it WILL COME DOWN soon. Some reporters are thinking of jumping - going with the truth over old entrenched liberal editors... The Washington Post might be first...

32 posted on 09/30/2009 10:52:40 AM PDT by GOPJ (MSM BIAS: the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome. George Orwell)
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To: RBroadfoot
[ He’s as sharp as Coulter, but without the snark. ]

I prefer Snark.. It can bring humor into a nasty situation...
I also like snorts, guffaws and horse laughs..

Ann Coulter can make the treason and sedition of the thing(s) laughable..
Saves me reaching for my gun.. which is probably a good thing..
Eventually somebody is gonna get hurt, I suspect..
The amusment factor will wear off..

33 posted on 09/30/2009 11:11:34 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: GOPJ

Jon Stewart Mocks Media on ACORN Story: ‘Where the Hell Were You?’

Delicious.

Video and transcript are at the link above.

... You're telling me that two kids from the cast of "High School Musical III" can break this story with a video camera and their grandmother's chinchilla coat? And you got nothing? They did it for $3,000, and that's Blitzer's monthly beard Wetvac budget. It probably cost CNN that much to turn on their hologram machine.

I'm a fake journalist, and I'm embarrassed these guys scooped me. Let's get to work people.

 

34 posted on 09/30/2009 11:18:25 AM PDT by Tolik (my photos from the TeaParty: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2340411/posts)
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To: Tolik

Thanks for the video. I love this guy. His warning to our Andrew should be taken seriously. Keep moving; keep up the attack! They are coming for us!


35 posted on 09/30/2009 11:19:24 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Condor51
Now I doubt that Hannibal read The Art of War, or even heard of Sun Tzu.

Hannibal could have written his own book on war. He spanked the Romans black-and-blue every time they met on the field. Very likely, if Carthage had had a reliable naval supply line to him in Italy, he could have made the entire Roman federation break up and join him — that is what he was aiming for.

Instead, Rome's allies, knowing that he couldn't cover every place in Italy, and couldn't stay there forever, put two and two together and opted to try to keep Rome happy meanwhile.

Eventually a new generation of Roman leaders arose who had studied Hannibal's methods, and were able to use them against him.

36 posted on 09/30/2009 11:44:23 AM PDT by thulldud (It HAS happened here!)
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To: thulldud
Undoubtedly Hannibal was a great military leader. And for sure he was a thorn in Rome's side for a very long time. But I was just focused on Bill Whittle's video commentary. If he hadn't named 'Hannibal', he could have been reciting from Sun Tzu's, 'The Art of War'.

And the one part he mentioned - about Hannibal funneling Rome's 'overwhelming' Legions into a small gap - reminded me of Thermopylae (480 BC) with King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans (1), against Xerxes and his 'overwhelming' Persian forces.

(1) Molon Labe

37 posted on 09/30/2009 12:11:45 PM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Condor51
Looking at the ways Hannibal used his knowledge of the Romans and of his own forces at Cannae, you can see where Whittle is taking this.

This is not a polite drawing-room chitchat here — in the words of the Serpent, "This is WAAAH!!" At least, they think it is. Well, so be it.

Their strategy depends critically on total control of the debate. They must control the flow of information, the flow of the cultural conversation, and even the very terms we all must use. Just like Hannibal, who could hold his position in Italy, but could not build upon it before the Romans outflanked him and landed in Africa, the liberals can hold the institutions that they have swallowed up, but they can't stop the flankers now coming in from all sides.

At some point, Hannibal is gunna get recalled to defend Carthage. He can't stay away from Zama forever.

38 posted on 09/30/2009 2:17:36 PM PDT by thulldud (It HAS happened here!)
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To: Tolik
... You're telling me that two kids from the cast of "High School Musical III" can break this story with a video camera and their grandmother's chinchilla coat? And you got nothing? They did it for $3,000, and that's Blitzer's monthly beard Wetvac budget. It probably cost CNN that much to turn on their hologram machine.

I'm a fake journalist, and I'm embarrassed these guys scooped me. Let's get to work people.

Liberals have Jon Stewart on their side every day. It must be nice to be part of the "in" group - well, if they weren't so thuggy and criminal. But they're protected from that knowledge... just a few seconds on a comedy show - and all of us are so thrilled. Liberals get this treatment every show... every newspaper, every magazine. Have no doubt, we are metaphorically " the Jews"...

39 posted on 09/30/2009 3:52:36 PM PDT by GOPJ (MSM BIAS: the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome. George Orwell)
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To: Tolik
COOL!
40 posted on 09/30/2009 4:29:42 PM PDT by Don@VB
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To: GOPJ
Touché!
41 posted on 10/01/2009 6:18:12 AM PDT by Tolik (my photos from the TeaParty: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2340411/posts)
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