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January 23, 2007

Moonbats Do Our Thinking For Us

Posted by Dave Blount at January 23, 2007 8:49 AM

On Hernando Today, John Reiniers lets a few quotations explain why our moonbat media will probably cause us to lose the war in Iraq, just as it caused us to lose in Vietnam.

Nikita Khrushchev:

The press is our chief ideological weapon.

Ho Chi Minh, echoing history's greatest mass murderer, Mao Tse-Tung:

[Using the] media and elitist peace activists, an enemy of America could convince the American people [that they couldn't win a war].

Arthur Schlesinger Jr., winner of the Pulitzer Prize:

We suffered defeat in an unwinnable war... Vietnam was hopeless enough, but to repeat the same folly 30 years later in Iraq is unforgivable.

Joseph Pulitzer himself (1947):

The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalism of future generations.

Pulitzer again (1947):

Our republic and its press will rise or fall together.

Presidential contender Adlai Stevenson (1952):

We are developing a one-party press in a two-party country.

Newspaper publisher E.W. Scripps (1951):

Few people…have any idea of the tremendous, the almost invincible power…of the daily press.…the press rules the country, it rules its politics, it rules its religion, its social practice.

Jerome Barnum, president of the American Newspaper Publishers Association (1936):

The daily press has more power in the shaping of public opinion than any other force in America.

John Stuart Mill (1959):

The mass do not now take their opinions from dignitaries...Their thinking is done for them... through the newspapers.

The media now is more powerful than ever, given its pervasiveness. There is no question that it is dominated by irrational left-wing fanatics who do not want us to succeed in Iraq, just as their predecessors did not want us to succeed in Vietnam — and just as their successors will not want us to succeed in the next conflict.

This explains how an entire country could be convinced that there never were WMDs in Iraq, despite the readily available evidence that they were used on Kurds and Iranians. It also explains how a guy who was reelected just two years ago could now have approval ratings in the thirties. The media kept hammering away at Bush until it became common knowledge that he invented the Iraqi WMDs and invaded Iraq out of sheer recklessness.

Although it won't be pretty, we'll survive a loss in Iraq — in the short term. But there will be no long term if we continue to let reality be defined for us by liberal fifth columnists who will side with any enemy that comes along.

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Openly treasonous NY Times publisher Pinch Sulzberger: Destroying America by redefining reality.