Skip to comments.United States of Propaganda Unleashes Unholy War Against Newt Gingrich
Posted on 01/29/2012 10:23:25 AM PST by Sioux-san
It would be perverse to suggest the recent Matt Drudge-delivered blitzkrieg against Newt Gingrich was anything but a massive, coordinated propaganda campaign to incinerate his candidacy to cinders and ash. Of course, it would also be unfair to insinuate Newt is anything but the father of many of his own current struggles. But, be that as it may, it is hard to see how such a scorched earth policy against a lively and talented Republican with vast leadership experience helps the GOP or harms Obama.
Such propaganda campaigns are not unknown in politics, but are rare in healthy democracies. That such a firebombing maneuver is being waged within the GOP against a viable member in order to transparently benefit Mitt Romneythe most progressive candidatecannot possibly bode well for the future state of the party or of our union as a whole.
Jacques Ellul wrote one of the great modern works on Propaganda, tapping deeply into the psyche of the masters of political mischaracterization and mass manipulation. He observed one added aspect to the traditional dark arts of the propagandist making the goal of propaganda the moving adherents towards a mystical ideology and false religion. According to Ellul, the purpose of propaganda is to exhaust mans freedom, and so to make him directable in all his words, thoughts and deeds. The subject of modern propaganda is the topic of this essay.
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That's certainly an oblique attack on Gingrich.
You should be more DIRECT and accuse him of something specific.
Newt never got rich off Washington.
Of EVERY ethics allegation he was found not guilty. And, NO, before you spout any more nonsense Newt was not fined $300,000 by the House. He offered the $300,000 to the House as compensation for the investigation that he agrees was allowed to blow out of proportion due to his own acerbic resistance.
The Republicans in the House were all too willing to help the Democrats throw Newt over the side.
This, due to Newts refusal to go along to get along. He was always anti-establishment and always attacking the established order...disdainfully. Aggressively. Viciously.
Newt was a one-man wrecking ball and he was very good at it.
And he's EXACTLY who we need in the White House today...our Wrecking Ball.
I agree. One of those commie lib “win,win” things that they are so fond of.
Easy. Santorum is in it for Ricky. Either hubris in thinking he'll win ANYTHING from here out (if not hubris, then psychotic delusion) or he is being influenced to continue this split in the conservative.
There are about 10% of GOP primary voters, due to Newt's past indiscretions, who will not vote for Newt as long as Santorum is running. They would split evenly between Newt and Romney in Santorum's absence except Romney has supported abortion in the past and they know he can't be trusted.
This 10% or so is the Life Voter, first and foremost. This 10% would go overwhelmingly to Newt if Santorum drops out.
Rick Santorum knows all of the above to be true, or as I said earlier he has psychotic delusions and is otherwise unfit for office.
I only want to learn his motive. I suspect if Romney gets the nod, we'll see that motive very quickly.
Rush was waving the bloody shirt in victory after his performance on Bloody Thursday.
Rush did his dirty work on Thursday, and this is how he rubbed our faces in it, he knew what he was doing, he teased us with the fact that he knew the truth, and then tossed the truth into the trash.
RUSH (on Bloody Thursday) But Ive got a blog here, guy named Dan Riehl. He claims that the video of Newt bashing Reagan is bogus, this 1988 audio that we played of Newt saying that Reagans wrong.
Heres the little blog post. Theres a short excerpt of a 1988 C-SPAN video purportedly showing Newt Gingrich bashing Reagan when talking about how Bush, Sr. should run his campaign, should not run as more Reagan, but do something new. Riehl writes, As I suspected, its edited to give a false impression. What you dont see is immediately after when Gingrich praises Reaganism and the Reagan platform. If you cant watch it all, it begins at about 2:30 in to confirm its the same segment. Its the minute or two afterward you also need to hear to understand that Newt wasnt bashing Reagan at all. He was merely saying, Bush isnt Reagan and the GOP needs something new to sell.
So I knew something like this was gonna happen. Its not really that its been doctored, but that it has been selectively chosen from. So I sent it up to Cookie cause I cant listen to it, I didnt have the time to listen it. Cookie said, Look, this thing is an hour long. Im sure he praises Reagan at some point or another, but I wouldnt say its doctored. So my expert says its not doctored. The blogger says its been selectively edited or chosen. So I just wanted to get it out there. I think Cookie is protesting having to listen to an hour of Newt, basically, in order to find (laughing) what I asked her to find. He-he-he-he-he-he.
RUSH: Cookie is defiant. Shes giving me a minute and a half after of the Newt bite and shes insistent that nobodys doctored this and nobodys changed and Ive read the transcript, thats true. Newt still says look, the eighties were great but we gotta look forward, people people care about the future, da-da-da-da-da. He praises Reagan in the bite, which the first the the excerpted bite doesnt include any of but it doesnt change the fact that while praising Reaganism, he still says to George Bush, you youre wasting your time if you campaign on Reaganism. Nobody wants more of the past. We want to look forward, nothing changes about that. So the the Cookster was right.
“I dont see Ann Coulter as establishment.”
Supported Christie. Supporting Mittens.
Great article. Those who have engaged in such propaganda will not recover. The backlash has only just begun.
you say: “The Elite Ruling Class Republicans (who have already decided that Newt cannot beat Obama and thus must be removed from the race) stepped up their attacks beyond talking heads like Rove and Coulter, pulling out the old war horses like Elliot Abrams and Bob Dole.”
I believe they are attacking Newt for a different reason.
They KNOW if Newt gets in - THEY are GONE. the Elitist Republican Cabal - the New World Order Gang - will be cut off at the knees.
Understand this - The RATS/Socialists, the Republican Establishment and the media all - ah - use he same pot. Painted on the side of that pot is “New World Order.”
Newt, We the people and our country have the Evil Triumvirate lined up against us.
Daddy Bush is still the Don -
With the Florida vote coming up - do you not see the significance of the ‘unscheduled’ meeting in DC?
Poppa Bush - advocating “new World Order - and he adds, chillingly: “...and when we succeed - and we WILL”
They are all in it together - and they mean to crush their opponents - Newt and We the People
Work for Newt like your life depends on it - because it does.
May 14, 2007
Some campaign aides have suggested that Drudges personal relationships have played a role in what oppo leaks he posts on the site. I think its clear that Romney has gotten fairer treatment from Matt Drudge than any other candidate. There is a lot less negative Romney stuff, said the senior Republican campaign aide. It stems back to what many people believe is a very good relationship between the Romney team and Matt Drudge.
In particular, Matt Rhoades, Romneys communications director, has a long history as the source for Drudge headlines, having previously served as the research director for the Republican National Committee during the 2006 campaign. In their book The Way to Win, Times Mark Halperin and the Politicos John Harris recount that Rhoades traveled to Florida for a friendly steakhouse dinner with Drudge when he took the research director job in 2005. Attempts by e-mail and telephone to ask Drudge about the allegations of favoritism were not successful.
Matt Drudges Crusade Against Mike Huckabee
By Steve Kornacki 12/11/07 8:47pm
Something to keep in mind as Matt Drudge continues his effort to take down Mike Huckabee: Huckabee poses the most immediate and serious threat to Mitt Romney.
As John Harris of the Washington Post first reported in October 2006, Drudge has an unusually close relationship with a senior Romney strategist, Matt Rhodes:
Last year, a delegation of RNC officials flew to Miami Beach, where Drudge lives, for a dinner at the Forge steakhouse to introduce the Internet maven to Matt Rhodes, the partys new opposition research director.
During his time at the RNC, Harris suggests, Rhodes was the G.O.P.s main conduit for funneling potentially damaging research on Democrats to Drudge.
A year ago, Rhodes signed on to Romneys campaign. Since then, Drudge-watchers have noted Drudges consistent refusal to hypeand in many cases to even mentionnegative stories about Romney. But now Huckabee threatens to blow Romneys nomination strategy. Since last week, Drudge has unleashed a torrent of screaming, anti-Huckabee headlines, culminating in todays “exclusive” (which cites one unnamed Democrat) about the Democrats supposed hope that Huckabee will emerge as the G.O.P. nominee.
In a Republican primary packed with highly flammable candidates who have taken turns at self-immolation, Rhoades is the organizing force behind Romneys safe and smooth campaign. An expert at manipulating the news cycle with a coveted connection to the elusive media power broker Matt Drudge, Rhoades is particularly well suited to run a campaign that Romney himself characterized this weekend as employing a confidentiality of strategy.
When you see the intense focus and discipline of the Romney campaign, Griffin said, you are seeing in large part Matt Rhoades.
And that is about all you will see of him. Rhoades, who almost never travels with the candidate, came of political age in the dark recesses of the opposition research universe and, either by career coincidence or design, has rarely appeared in the media. One exception: A 20-something blowup when he shattered a computer screen with his fist.
Years operating off the radar have given Rhoades a reputation as one of the Republican Partys most shadowy tacticians.
People always ask, So what does Matt Rhoades look like?; said Kevin Madden, a friend and former Romney spokesman. I always say, When he wants to meet you, he will call you. He is Keyser Soze.
For Rhoades, this mystique is politically useful, and he’s not about to dispel it.
Now that he has a job that he could get famous in, said Steve Schmidt, his old partner in the Bush-Cheney war room, its the furthest thing from his mind.
Want it to end? Then quit providing social and familial support to liberals.
Bye bye, life long friend, bye bye, sis. You may love them but they hate you and want you (and me) dead. Walk away or count yourself as complicit.
Instead, pray with faith.
Communist Goals (1963)
CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy making positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
They (the media, and Reb establishment) have come out and waged war on Newt to have their boy Mitt win. They do not give credit to the voters to not see this for what it is...character assasination. They prey on the uninformed that will just believe whatever they see on TV and the media who is suppose to just report the facts influence the vote by what they report. They tried it with McCain too but it failed, they tried it with Bush but it failed. The voters will once again vote the candidate of their choices not the one that has been chosen for us.
Are there any patriots left in the Mafia? If so, they may be our only hope.
I would be happy to have Newt thump Obama. I would also be happy to have Romney thump Obama. Romney may have an edge in management experience.
I note the difference between unconstitutional federal action by Obama, and constitutional state action by Romney. I further note the difference between the various health care acts that make Obama’s bad and Romney’s good.
It is important that we elect someone who will fire a bunch of people, and close down several cabinet level positions.
Again, Romney and Christie are former or current governors with a base and accomplishments outside Washington DC.
Newt seems to be a Washington DC phenomenon, making him an insider.
An of the above would be vastly preferable to Obama.
It wasn’t the ethics charges that did Newt in. It was his adulterous affair while Clinton was being impeached for obstruction of Justice regarding lying about an affair.