Monday, March 30, 2009


Andrew Breitbart -- pal of Matt Drudge and proprietor of the righty site Big Hollywood -- has a piece in The Washington Times that claims right-wingers have been losing politically over the past several years because of all-powerful, sneaky left-wing blog commenters and other "multimedia" "hooligans":

A digital war has broken out, and the conservative movement is losing. Read the comment sections of right-leaning blogs, news sites and social forums, and the evidence is there in ugly abundance. Internet hooligans are spewing their talking points to thwart the dissent of the newly-out-of-power.

We must not let that go unanswered.

Uninvited Democratic activists are on a mission to demoralize the enemy -- us. They want to ensure that President Obama is not subject to the same coordinated, facts-be-damned, multimedia takedown they employed over eight long years to destroy the presidency -- and the humanity -- of George W. Bush....

Yes, our sinister cabal destroyed Bush -- facts be damned!

Did you know that he actually stabilized Iraq in three or four months, then pulled all the troops out? Of course not! We on the left launched a disinformation campaign that led the American people to believe thousands of U.S. troops were dying there for years!

And those so-called Katrina victims on roofs? We faked them digitally using CGI technology, then distributed the video to every news organization in the world! Bush's ratings plummeted! Facts be damned!

But our most sinister technique involves recruiting an army of online commenters to cause trouble at right-wing sites -- many of which won't even allow such commenters to post! Talk about evil brilliance!

Much of Mr. Obama's vaunted online strategy involved utilizing "Internet trolls" to invade enemy lines under false names and trying to derail discussion. In the real world, that's called "vandalism." But in a political movement that embraces "graffiti" as avant-garde art , that's business as usual. It relishes the ability to destroy other people's property in pursuit of electoral victory.

Hugh Hewitt's popular site shut off its comments section because of the success of these obnoxious invaders. polices nonpartisan newswire stories for such obviously coordinated attacks. Other right-leaning sites such as Instapundit and National Review Online refuse to allow comments, knowing better than to flirt with the online activist left.

An army of Web site saboteurs who don't really get to commit sabotage! That must be what led to massive electoral losses for the GOP in 2006 and 2008!

And don't forget our disinformation campaigns:

The left also uses disinformation to inundate the advertisers of conservative-leaning talk shows to intimidate them from financially supporting popular mainstream shows.

Media Matters even offered its services to an autism support group in its attempt to bring down talk-show host Michael Savage. It had nothing to do with Mr. Savage's underlying offense.

Yes, it was "disinformation" for Media Matters to say that Michael Savage called autism "a fraud, a racket.... In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out"! In fact, that was such effective disinformation that Savage actually believed he'd said it and told The New York Times he stood by the remarks!

Or maybe the Times quote was even more disinformation!

A conspiracy so vast....

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