Skip to comments.Latest MSNBC 'Lean Forward' Implies Republican Opposition To Obama Illegitimate
Posted on 02/01/2012 6:05:58 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
Whatever happened to the good old days, when the MSM glorified "speaking truth to power"? We all know the answer: that epoch ended on January 20, 2009.
Nowadays, opposing power, particularly in the person of the president, far from being something to be praised, is downright illegitimate in some liberal media eyes. Take the latest "Lean Forward" promo by MSNBC, in which Ed Schultz actually claims that those "standing up to the president" are nothing but "bullies."
View the video here.
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Do you stand up to Barack Obama? MSNBC thinks you’re a ‘bully’! Ping to Today show list.
stop bullying the child (eerr... most powerful man on Earth)
Why not? If we disagree with Obama we are ‘racist’.
But at least it's going to be amusing the next time we have a Republican president stitching together all these sounds bytes and making it sound like the kooks at MSNBC are the presidents strongest supporters. Then listening to them screech and howl and try and explain why the same statements don't apply to Republican presidents.
Winston Smith...Winston Smith...there’s an envelope for you at the front desk...Winston Smith...
Some day “Special” Ed is going to fall off “the Short bus”.
I love Newsbusters. That said, I feel sorry for you as a person who has to actually view this constant stream of liberal diarrhea. I sometimes wonder how you maintain your sanity. It never ceases to amaze me how societal entropy brought on by liberalism has reduced us to such a low level of self regard that people watch these low-brow cretins such as Shultz, Oprah, Matthews spew their socialist and communist dogma without ever considering the effect on themselves. How does a POS like Shultz get on TV? Amazing.
“I sometimes wonder how you maintain your sanity.”
Who says I have? ;-)
But seriously, we all have our calling, and for some twisted reason I actually get a kick of out watching these folks and reporting back on their doings.
MS who ?
The midnight movie has better ratings.
“Lean Forward” should change it’s name to “Bend Over.”
Special Ed, MadCow, Matthews.... what a line-up they have.
Ed’s a real smart feller. Gets that from Leaning Forward.
This reminds me of the school anti-”bullying” campaigns, which are directed toward dictating acceptance of “gays”.
In reality, “gays” and “human rightsers” are the bullies! So are feminazis and muslims! And so are the union thugs and goons, death-panelists, islamists, and banksters who have given us Barack Hussein Abdullah Muhammad obama, the very WORST President in American history!!!!
I lean forward just before I vomit.
Most frequently, this goal is accomplished by labeling opponents with emotionally-freighted terminology (racist/sexist/bigot) that immediately serves to put its objects on the defensive while distracting from their own contrary arguments.
Republicans have only rarely figured out how to defeat such techniques, either because they allow themselves to be intimidated, or lack understanding of the principles they are supposed to defend, or simply lack principles.
Cue the Racist Kid!!!
In other words, leftists never argue based on the merits of the issues and concerns being raised, because they can’t.
Instead they attack their opponents as illegitimate, intellectually/morally inferior, or, in the case of their prototype communist template country, USSR, classify opposition as “insane”.
Because if you, as a conservative attempt to point out logical fallacies, unsubstantiated claims, erroneous assumptions or false premises, they will not attempt to counter your argument. Instead, they'll call you a name and accuse you of something.
They do seem to like to present their “arguments” in forums where they will not be challenged.
I assert that this is why they were so mad at Juan Williams about serving up the low hanging curveball for Newt to hit out of the park.
It’s not that he was making a “softer” argument than any of them ever do, it’s just that he did so in a forum where the assertion could be challenged.
I think it is because the left argues in emotional terms, not necessarily rational. When cornered, they retreat to what they know. Emotion.
Among those tools is the science of group dynamics, which can take several forms. One of the better-known ones is the "Delphi Technique" - a dishonest use of the discussion forum where a person claiming to be an independent "facilitator" is really an interested party who subtly directs like-minded group members against dissidents.
Another is the employment of unearned guilt as a weapon of shame in a public setting. If you have a Jewish mother like I do, you'll understand that one implicitly.
Juan Williams, for his part, is viewed by many on the Left as a traitor simply because he works at FOX News, regardless of the fact that he is most frequently a doctrinaire liberal (albeit one who occasionally displays a flash of insight and logic).
Got a joke for you...
A Jewish mother bought her son two shirts for his birthday.
To show how much he appreciated the gift, he put one of them on.
His mother then said “What? Don’t you like the other one?”
That’s true. People on the Left frequently revert to emotion as a means of argumentation because their ideology is largely feeling-based. It further leads them to argue from a normative point of view (what should be) as opposed to an empirical one (what is) and also to invert cause and effect in order to avoid unpleasant realities.
How many Jewish mothers does it take to change a light bulb?
"Don't bother: I'll sit in the dark".
I’ve been called a bully many times. I wear the label with pride.