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The Plot to Get Rush
The American Spectator ^ | March 27, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord

Posted on 03/28/2012 5:11:28 PM PDT by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny

It is a big mistake -- a really big mistake -- to dismiss what's being done to Rush Limbaugh as just some crazy guys at Media Matters.

When we work our way through what Angelo Carusone and his Media Matters comrades and others are doing when they target Rush, or went after Glenn Beck, or plan to do in targeting Sean Hannity and Sarah Palin and who knows who after that (Levin? Laura?) remember: this is the way the Left -- the global left throughout history, not simply the American Left today -- has always behaved. A fanatical intolerance is part of the leftist DNA.

The late Austrian free-market economist Ludwig von Mises described the leftist method of operation as "fanatical and intolerant." It works, he said, this way:

Socialism… works on the emotions…to stifle the voice of reason by awakening primitive instincts.

Primitive instincts.

And that most primitive of human instincts? You got it...

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: angelocarusone; communism; mediamatters; rushlimbaugh

1 posted on 03/28/2012 5:11:41 PM PDT by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny
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To: SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny
And that most primitive of human instincts? You got it...

Yep, the instinct to NOT click on a blog.

2 posted on 03/28/2012 5:23:00 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny

Great read of many pages. This is from page 4:

The mania for planning and maintaining statistics… was also an important weapon in the arsenal of terror.

This was exactly the Carusone procedure created for dealing with Glenn Beck.

This of course is, what causes Commissar Carusone to say of Rush’s view of Fluke that Rush spoke “almost 50 smears for three days” about Fluke. Count ‘em. Not 49 “smears”. Not 51 “smears.” Precisely 50. With not a soul asking: “Who gets to determine what is a smear?” Answer: Why, Commissar Carusone, of course.

This is straight from the playbook of Stalin’s “State Political Directorate.” One of the oldest tricks in the leftist playbook is given new life in 21st century online America. Using a site, found here, that Carusone says was “started… in 2009, 2010.”

So if we go to StopRush.org, like clockwork in the evolution of leftist political police, we find what was described in that June 2010 interview. There it is, the “running list of sponsors that have dropped the show and another of those that have not.” Indeed, at the very top of the site are sections labeled “Dropped Sponsors” and “Remaining Sponsors.”


3 posted on 03/28/2012 5:37:56 PM PDT by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny

Hrmm. I feel like this piece is really just expressing the obvious. Radical leftists intolerant? You don’t say! The historical excerpting is bombastic, even if true; tyranny only reigns in the absence of dissent. But more to the point, the exposition of the game plan seems plain to me as well. If you’re aware of what Mediamatters is up to, the plan of pressuring sponsors has been what they’ve been doing for years. Even if we were to make the offensiveness of the statements a priori, they soundbite them, feed them into media by creating social buzz and then, once the din is palpable, spring the “how can you support this cretin?!”. Afterall, there is only one way to destroy Fox News; make it an unprofitable business. Truth be told, someone will always say something they take as offensive: they’re listening to someone say things they already disliked. Just imagine the little ball of rage you’d be if your job was to listen to Keith “Tingle Leg” all day. At the end of the day the only way to defang this approach is for sponsors to blissfully ignore the tenuous connection between a commercial and a tacit rubberstamping. Of course with time, wounds fade and the advertisers will return. As long as someone like Rush has an audience, attrition is not really a viable strategy. I’m guessing that 90% of Rush’s listeners don’t give a flying flip about the ire of leftist bloggers to begin with.


4 posted on 03/28/2012 6:00:45 PM PDT by jack_napier (Bob? Gun.)
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To: humblegunner

The American Spectator is not a blog.


5 posted on 03/28/2012 6:13:06 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny
So let's add 2 plus 2 and see what 4 equals, shall we?

From the article. Bump.

6 posted on 03/28/2012 6:15:31 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Neo-communist equals Neo-fascist)
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To: SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny
Some people here might even remember the treatment of Dr. Laura - maybe not the exact same guy (or people) but the sentiment and tactics are exactly the same - lie, smear, destroy, use media to spread the lies until accepted as truth!

Remember, there is NO absolute truth to these folk only their version of truth.

7 posted on 03/28/2012 7:26:59 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny

Liberals are at war with America not unlike the way Bin Laden is, except liberals used stealth and proxies. There is no way to compromise with them because they have pictures they mentaly target, and it does not matter if they end up being locked in stupid and have to eat crap to get there, they will eat crap from their masters all along the way, benefiting their masters like stuck on stupid idiots.


8 posted on 03/28/2012 8:02:00 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Bronzy

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/03/27/the-plot-to-get-rush/print

Single page.


9 posted on 03/29/2012 10:38:00 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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