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‘This Is All About Alinskyite Control Of Who Tells The Story’

Posted on | March 10, 2012 | 23 Comments

by Smitty

Michelle Malkin in fine form on Hannity:

The success of all of this agitprop from the Left is predicated upon far firmer control of the media than they enjoy. Now you’ve got a smear flick against Sarah Palin which says more about what a sad pack of jackwagons made the flick than it ever will about her.
Bell is just another brick in the anti-Enlightenment wall. It is ironic that such a hater of the British as Barack Obama should spend as much time cribbing their divisive ways, as the ideas of Alinsky and Bell are used to divide and repress Americans.

via Donald Douglas at Theo Spark


23 Responses to “‘This Is All About Alinskyite Control Of Who Tells The Story’”

  1. AnonymousDrivel
    March 10th, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

    Once again, Malkin at the tip of the spear to counter The Narrative. She’s a firecracker who, while blazing her own trails, gives proper credit to those who’ve also done the dirty work.

    She’s a gem.

  2. Bob Belvedere
    March 10th, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

    The finest diamond [our Hope Diamond?].

  3. Sven
    March 10th, 2012 @ 3:17 pm

    Hannity is complaining that leftists kept Obama’s support for Bell’s diversity protest a secret? I can’t see the evidence for that. It was PBS that put the videotape on the air while Obama was running. Frank Rich wrote a column about that issue in the New York Times in 2007.  Hannity may not read the Times, but Dick Morris does, and Morris told Hannity about it on Hannity’s own show in 2007. He said to Hannithy’s face, ” In Frank Rich’s column, he says that Obama said he admires Derrick Bell, who was the professor who resigned over wanting more affirmative action.” It was no secret — especially not from Hannity. Saying in 2012 that it was a secret when it was in the news when it happened in 1990, and brought up again when Obama ran, and brought up again on Hannity’s own show in 2007 — that’s either dishonest or rock-headed stupid. Take your pick.
    And then there’s this:

    It is ironic that such a hater of the British as Barack Obama should spend as much time cribbing their divisive ways, as the ideas of Alinsky and Bell are used to divide and repress Americans.

    What “British ways” is Obama cribbing? Alinsky and Bell weren’t British. And what makes him an exceptional “hater of the British” — or even just a run-of-the-mill one? The fact the he didn’t keep Bush’s Oval Office decor after taking over? Makes no sense.

  4. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 10th, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    Great post and yes I linked you again!

  5. Adjoran
    March 10th, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    Good for Malkin, but she is hardly a gem. 

    Her insane opposition to mandatory vaccinations is a real threat to public health.  And it came about not because of some deep libertarian philosophy, but because she was inconvenienced by incompetent (private) school administrators who misfiled her kids’ records.

    She claims to have her own kids’ immunizations up to date, but that is hardly the point.  With “voluntary” vaccinations, we wouldn’t have eliminated smallpox.  The stupid anti-vaccine movement is bringing back deadly diseases like whooping cough which had been practically eliminated in the US. 

    Children die because their parents think people like Malkin are “gems.”

  6. A Guy From Lithia Springs
    March 10th, 2012 @ 3:36 pm

    The clip of Malkin continues to display how she & her fellow travelers continue to fight the previous war.   I’m fascinated how this angry little woman –among others— use the term “alinsky-ite”  as if it were some type of all-purpose shamanistic charm against evil (liberal) spirits or some such…… As if using the term were a trump card that needed no explanation or rational analysis. 

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  8. AnonymousDrivel
    March 10th, 2012 @ 4:24 pm

    Well, she’s more flawed than you but she’s still pretty valuable.


    Because she hates the children.

    “She claims to have her own kids’ immunizations up to date, but that is hardly the point.”

    No, it kinda is the point. She doesn’t need yet another State intervention to run her and her family’s lives. She is capable of evaluating relative threats and the application of appropriate solutions to meet with her family’s needs.

  9. richard mcenroe
    March 10th, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

     I do believe the lithium addict was happier when we didn’t know who Mr. Alinsky was.  Or how his rules worked. Or how to use them back.

  10. AnonymousDrivel
    March 10th, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    Saul Alinsky with his Rules for Radicals is a How-To instructor for advancing the Progressive (or Liberal if you prefer) agenda through social warfare. Malkin is using it as a shorthand for the Progressive attack machine in all of its manifestations. To elaborate on a show like Hannity’s would require segment after segment after segment, a limitation for which Malkin, a media-savvy participant, knows all to well. Within those constraints it’s reasonable to throw out a buzzword as a reminder of the bigger picture that’s being scrutinized.

    If you suggested that she might want to plug to viewers so that they might gain further insight to her “shamnistic charms” WRT Alinsky et al., then I’m right there with you.

  11. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 10th, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    Both Romney and Santorum are beating Obama in head to head polls…  Hey, what gives?  I thought this was such a bad week for the GOP?  Could the deems be overplaying their hand?  And this also shows Santorum is competitive along with Romney against Obama.  

  12. Sven
    March 10th, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

    “Alinsky” is a fad word with which a certain segment of the dextrosphere is obsessed at the moment. Not everyone who disagrees with you (that’s the generic “you” — not you, Guy) on matters of public policy is using that book as his bible. But you wouldn’t know it to hear some people talk. 

  13. smitty
    March 10th, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    You couldn’t be less correct. That ‘certain segment’, is rejecting the whole Orwellian crapflood we’ve been sold these years under the label ‘Progress’.

  14. Mike G.
    March 10th, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

     Saul Alinsky took Marx’s Communist Manifesto and modernized it along with adding some rules or instructions on how they could attain their end game, which you know…or should know…is complete government control over every aspect of our lives.

  15. DaveO
    March 10th, 2012 @ 8:31 pm

    Are you up to date on your immunizations? Had your flu shot? Ever notice how all those “Safe” drugs requires a speed-speaker to go through the side-effects, and long-term effects of continued use?

    Adjoran – you’re a shitload smarter that that BS crack about anti-vaccine folks bringing back deadly diseases. That is the f*ucking stupidest crap I’ve ever read of what you write, and generally you don’t do Stupid.

    Those deadly diseases are alive, and they adapt. That’s because they can live, and adapt, and overcome. And – we over-vaccinate and medicate.

  16. DaveO
    March 10th, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

    I’m liking MM’s new venture, Twitchy. Probably more instructive that her opening her hate mail.

  17. Sven
    March 10th, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

    I think you’re actually backing me up on this with your behavior. You say everything that falls under the label “Progress” is Alinskyite. That’s so broad as to have no real meaning. When you use a word not to mean anything specific, but rather as a signifier of what group you belong to, that is very much the kind of fashionable — i.e. faddish — use I’m talking about. 

    The over-use of Alinsky is approaching the way some people use the f-word: as an all-purpose part of speech to take the place of the specific, meaningful nouns, verbs, and adjectives they can’t muster.

  18. smitty
    March 10th, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

    I’ll go halfsies with you: the memetic warfare, I’ll agree, has reduced much of the language to rubble.
    Where I won’t back down is the ‘faddish’ bit. The blowback is no more transient and feckless than the anti-Nazi blowback in the last century, and very much for the same reasons.
    . . .he said, striking a Godwin pose.

  19. Adjoran
    March 11th, 2012 @ 4:16 am

     If you believe diseases can be defeated with voluntary vaccinations, you believe something which has never been true in history.

    This is the libertarian fallacy, where the movement goes off the deep end into anarchism.  Typhoid Mary wasn’t just exercising her rights, she was killing her fellow citizens, and that’s not part of the social contract in any sane philosophy.

  20. Adjoran
    March 11th, 2012 @ 4:19 am

     It isn’t over-vaccination that is bringing back diseases we had well under control. 

    It sounds to me like you are confusing the overuse and misuse of antibiotics with vaccination, which is in itself a dangerous conflation.

  21. AnonymousDrivel
    March 11th, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

    “If you believe diseases can be defeated with voluntary vaccinations, you believe something which has never been true in history.”

    Nonsense. See influenza. Totally voluntary and not only that, people voluntarily go get the shot every year. Is it purged? Not yet because it mutates so radically in pigs every few years before crossing over to humans, but the flu shot is a “cure” and people opt for it repeatedly.

    As to Typhoid Mary, it’s an anecdote from a previous age wherein people knew and understood less and the exchange of information was much slower. In the information age, we have near instantaneous access to data that permits infinitely more input at a much faster rate. We are capable of informed consent and dissent. And I’m libertarian enough to let people make their own decisions, good or bad, for their own sense of liberty. Should one opt out of a “cure” and die from it, that’s natural selection, too. Works both ways, though. One could opt in to a situation where the cure is worse than the disease.

    But quit worrying about my health or if I’ll contract typhus. You worry about your own life. Don’t impose it on me even if you’re “doing it for my own good.” That’s not that far removed from, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

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  23. johnl
    March 11th, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

    Pertussis is mandatory for children but not adults. It’s adults who have been getting it. People probably should tak to their GPs about getting DTP boosters. No need for it to be mandatory.