ACTION ITEM: Keep track of the media’s attacks on Rick Perry…a perfect case study in how the media works overtime to help Democrats
Here’s something it didn’t occur to me to do back in 2008 when Governor Sarah Palin first emerged on the national scene, by way of Dayton, Ohio, when John McCain announced her as his vice presidential running mate.
Previous to her Dayton speech, Governor Palin was largely unknown to most Americans. As a result, she was almost completely ignored by the media, and completely unattacked until moments after her first campaign speech aired.
And then it all began.
One of the reasons I deeply support Governor Palin is how well she’s handled herself in the three years she’s been brutally assailed by the media; this can’t be easy to deal with, but she almost makes it appear that it is. She’s just that tough, smart, and resilient.
Texas Governor Rick Perry emerged this weekend on the national scene himself, though he had a higher pre-debut profile than Governor Palin did. I can’t say that Perry generated all that much attention before Saturday, though. There were occasional rumors about him being gay (he’s not), and attacks on him for the Gardasil decision (see here for a great account of all that)…and the conspiracy crowd’s fears about him being part of “The Bilderberg Group” (he has gone to meetings). But, aside from this, the most the media’s really said about Perry is that he replaced George W. Bush as Governor of Texas, he tried pushing that Mexico to Canada railway through the heart of Texas, and that he’s soft on illegal immigration.
None of the above really ever registered with most Americans, though, since people still largely have no idea who Perry is or what to make of him.
This presents us with a great opportunity to chronicle exactly how the media works in concert against a Republican, to slash at him with a hundred thousand tiny cuts, reporters seemingly working together to push memes and narratives that destroy a person’s credibility (and often their life) to best serve Democrats.
We know full well no university will ever study a phenomenon like this, so it’s up to grassroots researchers and armchair scholars to make this a personal hobby of theirs.
There should be a Timeline created, added to daily, registering the main attacks made on Perry and noting where specifically they come from.
I bet a pattern will quickly emerge, where the Left uses smaller papers and online sources to push ridiculous charges against Perry, which larger papers will then pick up, followed by the TV networks reporting all of this as fact, since it was carried so often in the Lefty press.
This SEEMS to be what happens to Republican candidates running for office.
It’s definitely what happened to Governor Palin, though I never invested the time to record how it unfolded back in 2008.
With Perry, we have a new chance to document definitively how exactly the Left moves in complete concert to decimate a conservative politician who poses a threat to Democrats.
For those of you who are good at organizing, please chime in below with your thoughts on how something like this can be accomplished. I think it’s an important resource we can all learn from, so that ultimately we can prevent this thing from happening to the political figures that have not yet emerged on the national scene.
It’s all about systematically taking the Left’s best weapons away from them, since the Left rarely learns new tricks.
Too bad the Cocktail Party GOP establishment never thinks to do anything like this, and instead just seems perpetually surprised that the same things keep being done to conservatives, over and over again.
© 2011, Kevin DuJan. All rights reserved.
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