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CNN Bypasses Obama-Alinsky Ties; Links Alinsky to Tea Party
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-hadro/2012/01/24/cnn-bypasses-obama-alinsky-ties-links-alinsky-tea-party ^

Posted on 01/24/2012 4:48:50 PM PST by chessplayer

CNN's Soledad O'Brien would not brand Saul Alinsky as a leftist radical, and neither would she say President Obama was influenced by his writings – but she had no problem tying Alinsky's controversial beliefs to the Tea Party movement on Monday's Starting Line.

As a community organizer in Chicago, Barack Obama mirrored the tactics Alinsky laid out in his book "Rules for Radicals" – which featured a tribute to the devil Lucifer, "the very first radical." GOP candidate Newt Gingrich has recently tied Obama's name with Alinsky, sparking a media debate over the matter.

O'Brien wanted to set the story straight on Monday, and delivered a neutral take on the controversial community organizer. "He spent his life helping minorities in poor neighborhoods exert their political force by organizing them to get to the polls," she stated.

And O'Brien's soft take echoes the coverage by her network. According to a Nexis search, during the 2008 presidential campaign Alinsky's name was mentioned on CNN precisely eight times, almost always by conservative host Glenn Beck or his conservative guests. Host Lou Dobbs dropped the name once, and actor Jon Voight mentioned Alinsky on the October 4th edition of Ballot Box 2008.

And even though she cast Alinsky as a simple community organizer, O'Brien hastily downplayed a connection between him and Obama. "President Obama has never said that he was influenced by Alinsky. In fact, he was 10 years old when Alinsky passed away," she insisted. Apparently for the CNN reporter, the President's word merits no need for fact-checking.

However, O'Brien was more than willing to connect Alinsky with the Tea Party, quoting FreedomWorks leader Dick Armey as admiring the effectiveness of Alinsky's tactics while condemning his ends and goals. She also insinuated that the Tea Party had used Alinsky's tactics in the past.


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1 posted on 01/24/2012 4:48:56 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
Desperado is the song that came to mind while reading this dribble.
2 posted on 01/24/2012 4:51:26 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: chessplayer

Soledad, doing here Commie two-step all day, all night, all weekend.

The unsuspecting masses cannot understand how far the Marxists have advanced in the media.


3 posted on 01/24/2012 4:52:38 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: chessplayer

Pathetic losers.


4 posted on 01/24/2012 4:52:45 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. Lets Newter the RINOS, then the Blank.)
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To: chessplayer

Guess they haven’t heard about the Michigan education association manual that is pure Alinsky that’s been making the news today.

it opens with this quote.

>>“When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters—one represents dangers, and the other represents opportunity.”
— John Fitzgerald Kennedy<<

in pdf form

http://www.mea.org/bfcl/pdf/BFCL-CrisisPlanning.pdf


5 posted on 01/24/2012 4:53:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: chessplayer
Leftists use the playground ploy of making pre-emptive accusations of their opponents of exactly the same charge they themselves are most vulnerable.

Gingrich made this particular charge against Obama in the past day or two.

6 posted on 01/24/2012 4:54:30 PM PST by skeeter
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To: chessplayer
"Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom Lucifer"

The above is the dedication of Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. The bible in dirty tactics for today's lib/commies

7 posted on 01/24/2012 4:56:15 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: chessplayer

O’Brien is such a lightweight talking head that if it weren’t for lead shoes, she’d have floated to the moon by now.

Look for her stupidity to continue re covering up for Obama’s past.

Alinsky was a marxist but a very “sleazy” one, as I wrote on my noted when he spoke at George Washington Un. in 1969.
He might have rejected the rigid totalitarianism of the Communist Party USA, but he certainly used the organizing tactics and thoughts of Lenin, Trotsky and Bukharin, among other key communists.

Perhaps if this stupid woman bothered to read something by Alinsky, a little 10 Watt light bulb, somewhere in her butt, where her brain is located, would go on, or am I expecting too much from this nitwit?


8 posted on 01/24/2012 4:56:47 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: chessplayer

Not on topic perhaps, but I think it’s usefull to remember that Hillary Clinton is a big fan of Alinsky. Most of this country’s modern leftists are I suspect. He’s their Sun Tzu.


9 posted on 01/24/2012 4:58:00 PM PST by VR-21 (God save us from Mister Magoo Republicans.)
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To: chessplayer

Clueless ditz. That is all they hire down at CNN.


10 posted on 01/24/2012 4:58:19 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (For the first time in my adult life, I am ashamed of an American president.)
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To: chessplayer

FUCNN


11 posted on 01/24/2012 5:01:57 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: chessplayer

FUCNN


12 posted on 01/24/2012 5:02:10 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: chessplayer
Alinsky thought Stalin was just a poor misunderstood soul.

Methinks the 0bama admin would like to improve on comrade Joe's approach...

5.56mm

13 posted on 01/24/2012 5:02:32 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: chessplayer
OBAGHDAD-1sm
The piss-stream media's message: Leave the covering up for the Pharaoh of Lies to us.
14 posted on 01/24/2012 5:03:14 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: chessplayer

“Links Alinsky to Tea Party”

I literally laughed out loud when I read that!!


15 posted on 01/24/2012 5:03:21 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: chessplayer

This is an amazing story. I had no idea that CNN was still on the air.


16 posted on 01/24/2012 5:03:30 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: chessplayer
When you look at the liberals of today, it is not at all hard to comprehend how millions will follow the Antichrist all the way to the pits of hell. The scales on the eyes of the left are thick indeed. So tragic!
17 posted on 01/24/2012 5:06:25 PM PST by Anti-Hillary (No Jesus, No Peace! Know Jesus, Know Peace!)
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To: skeeter
Leftists use the playground ploy of making pre-emptive accusations of their opponents of exactly the same charge they themselves are most vulnerable.

This dirty trick is an extremly clever psychological ploy first practice by Reich Propaganda Minister, Josef Goebbels: Turnspeak Propaganda

18 posted on 01/24/2012 5:11:13 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: wac3rd; All

There is one reason this propaganda exists
We don’t have A La Carte Cable
Nearly all conservatives have Cable or Dish and feed the socialist beast.


19 posted on 01/24/2012 5:14:54 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU&#9617;&#BO)
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To: Stepan12

Thanks - having a name for the tactic is an important first step in rendering it ineffective.


20 posted on 01/24/2012 5:17:37 PM PST by skeeter
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To: chessplayer
O'Brien wanted to set the story straight on Monday, and delivered a neutral take on the controversial community organizer. "He spent his life helping minorities in poor neighborhoods exert their political force by organizing them to get to the polls," she stated.

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And even though she cast Alinsky as a simple community organizer, O'Brien hastily downplayed a connection between him and Obama. "President Obama has never said that he was influenced by Alinsky. In fact, he was 10 years old when Alinsky passed away," she insisted.

So this O'Brien (interesting her name is the name of the character who tortures Winston Smith in Orwell's '1984') paints Alinsky as helping the poor, but then attempts to distance Obama from Alinsky. If Alinsky was so wonderful, why would she want to deny the tie to Obama's operational mode?

21 posted on 01/24/2012 5:23:03 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: skeeter

And that is why Newt is getting more popular by the day.


22 posted on 01/24/2012 5:25:40 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: skeeter

Back when Osama Bin Laden was taken out, there was a slew of different explanations coming from the white house and other sources. I remember telling my wife that I thought it was odd that there were so many different conflicting details regarding the killing and disposal of bin laden being released all at once. I told her that it was confusing and I thought something was up. This president has a very well oiled machine that is masterful at controlling everything in the press so this is why I was curious about the very fast and confusing release of conflicting information.

The white noise is the answer! I figured it had to be some sort of propaganda technique. This is very good to know. Turnspeak!


23 posted on 01/24/2012 5:40:52 PM PST by bigtoona
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To: VR-21

Saying Hillary is a “big fan” of Alinksy is a huge understatement. She interned under Alinsky and is every bit as much of an Alinsky adherent as is Obama. Right thinking folks and I mean those who love this country ignore this at our peril and to our detriment. Yes, your comment is very much “on topic”. Thanks.


24 posted on 01/24/2012 5:52:59 PM PST by miele man
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To: chessplayer
please...
25 posted on 01/24/2012 5:55:27 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Stepan12

This dirty trick is an extremly clever psychological ploy first practice by Reich Propaganda Minister, Josef Goebbels: Turnspeak Propaganda


Todays left makes Goebbels look like a rank amateur.


26 posted on 01/24/2012 6:13:49 PM PST by chessplayer
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