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Breitbart V. Van Jones: “Bring it on Punks”

In Can You Hear Me Now?, Civil Lefts, Disappearing Ink on 24/03/2011 at 20:57

Andrew Breitbart (LIFE.com)

It is a comedic slight of history that Andrew Breitbart grew up on the mean streets of West L.A. rather than those of Flatbush or Dorchester. He has the irreverence of Muggs McGinnis and the cutting literacy of Norman Mailer, although the conservative web mogul is almost certainly not what Mailer had in mind when he thought of The New Journalism.

Nevertheless, Breitbart, a former progressive, is a street fighter, an in-the-trenches journalist provocateur who has become the bane of the New Left. While Glenn Beck received the accolades, it was Breitbart who kneecapped Van Jones, sending Obama’s communist-Truther advisor skulking out of the White House after a midnight resignation.

You gotta love this guy.

While Beck tends toward the “special,” Breitbart gives off at least the illusion that he’ll meet you in the alley to settle the matter — whatever the matter. It was Breitbart who offered $100,000 for even a snippet of footage that would show that tea party activists either spat on black members of Congress or uttered racial slurs at last year’s protest on the Capitol steps. There have been no takers to date.

Breitbart also supported James O’Keefe’s first forays into citizen journalism, resulting in Congress’s defunding of ACORN. He has since supported pro-lifer Lila Rose and another O’Keefe outing in their exposés of Planned Parenthood.

The aforementioned are a mere smattering of incidents that have propelled the Left to target Andrew Breitbart. He is one of the few conservatives in the country who can lather progressives into a vitriolic rage on the level of Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh.

And wouldn’t you know it, Van Jones is behind the latest attack.

Color of Change — don’t you just love these lefto names — an activist group co-founded by Jones, is calling for a boycott against the Huffington Post for publishing two recent entries by Breitbart.

Andrew Breitbart is a liar and a race-baiter,” wrote the organization. “Breitbart targets key people and institutions within our community, in particular those who have dared talk about the reality of racism and race in this country — Shirley Sherrod, the NAACP, President Obama, the Congressional Black Caucus. And he targets those that seek to increase Black political participation, like ACORN.”

By way of outing Color of Change, they are the group who immediately took up the cause of the Jenna Six, the black teenagers convicted of viciously beating white student Justin Barker, at a Louisiana high school in 2006.

Talk about race baiting. This outfit makes Al Sharpton look like the George Jefferson when it comes to fostering racial animus.

Van Jones is the ultimate race-baiter and this latest attack on Breitbart is just one of many in his quest to silence the free press and bring down democracy. While we have no particular love for the HuffPo, we all must resist the Left’s attempts to silence anyone with whom they disagree.

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The Big Melt: Eco-Whackos Put New Spin on Global Warming

In Meanwhile, back in the hot house on 12/02/2010 at 08:44

Al Gore, producing a convenient $100 mil lie

Prepare yourself. For the next six months the nation will be seeing and hearing a new spin in the climate change debate.

The news media will hawk it unabashedly, taxpayer-funded PSA’s will drive it home on commercial breaks, and it will be discussed “in depth” on Larry King Live, and Geraldo at Large. Those two examples proving that one can drown in 18 inches of water.

They will tell you that the historic storms laying siege to the Atlantic seaboard are evidence beyond question that manmade global warming is real. The storms are an anomaly.

If you have been watching closely, you already know that climate is not weather, Nobel laureate Albert Gore merely mis-cited a few facts, and that this recent set of storms prove nothing.

They are right. One set of storms doesn’t prove anything. Neither does a ten- or even a 100-year warming trend. Which has been the argument of thousands of sane scientists worldwide since the eco-nuts began their crusade during the 1970s.

This totalitarian-esque (a strong but appropriate word) form of “mind-bend” propaganda was adopted by the American left during the 1960s, and has been in use politically since WW I, when the British employed it against the Germans. Its use can turn even the most absurd notion into a cause célèbre if launched and implemented properly, because it appeals by-and-large to the emotions rather than the intellect. A benign use would be the U.S. Army’s “Be all that you can be” PSA’s during the 1970s.

But the left uses it most effectively and have made gigantic ideological inroads with it since the antiwar campaign in the Vietnam era, “political correctness” being the most prominent example recently. Certain thoughts, words, and conduct are “no longer acceptable” in an orderly society. Totalitarianism in its purest incarnation.

The techniques are easily identified and range from ad hominem (kill the messenger) attack campaigns, such as the one currently being used to discredit Sarah Palin; to ad nauseam, the constant drumming of an idea until it becomes accepted as truth, which is the primary method they have used in the climate change debate. There are other methods: the appeal to fear
(The planet is burning), the common man (“the rich are not like us”), and bandwagon (join the crowd).

The techniques don’t end there, but these are the most widely used in the climate hoax and the left’s crusade to undermine the Constitution and relieve us of our country. Sometimes they simply lie.

Let’s be clear: this is not, by-and-large, an organized front, but rather a school of thought. These are the antiwar students who gave America her first loss in Vietnam, and their progeny from the 1970s. The methods, however, are universal, evidenced by the similar tactics of PETA, ACORN, Amnesty International, the Green Party, and Code Pink.

While we laugh and call them whackos, they are effective. They are One-Worlders and they have co-opted everyone from George H.W. Bush with his “thousand points of light” to the 9-11 Truthers. They prey on talented idiots such as Rosie O’Donnell and Matt Damon.

Obama’s so-called Green Jobs Initiative is their baby, lock, stock, and proverbial barrel. The introduction of costly and unproven bio-fuels as an alternative to oil and natural gas should be years away. But the President wants to implement it to the exclusion of petroleum and coal wherever possible, thus assuring our dependence of foreign oil for decades to come.

The eco-whackos a shrewd. If they take a foot of ground and have to walk-back six inches, they have won.

They have already won the first round. Think about that when you vote this year.