Skip to comments.CNN Bypasses Obama-Alinsky Ties; Links Alinsky to 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.
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.
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 charactersone represents dangers, and the other represents opportunity.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy<<
in pdf form
Gingrich made this particular charge against Obama in the past day or two.
The above is the dedication of Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. The bible in dirty tactics for today's lib/commies
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?
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.
Clueless ditz. That is all they hire down at CNN.
Methinks the 0bama admin would like to improve on comrade Joe's approach...
“Links Alinsky to Tea Party”
I literally laughed out loud when I read that!!
This is an amazing story. I had no idea that CNN was still on the air.
This dirty trick is an extremly clever psychological ploy first practice by Reich Propaganda Minister, Josef Goebbels: Turnspeak Propaganda
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.
Thanks - having a name for the tactic is an important first step in rendering it ineffective.