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June 15, 2007

Surprise: CNN Links Ace of Spades HQ, For Bush-Bashing

I think the last time I got mentioned was for calling Ted Stevens, Republican Senator from Alaska, an idiot.

I'm detecting a pattern. Funny how my posts on, say, the Arizona "9/11 Memorial" that seemed chiefly concerned with memorializing radical Islamist greivances drew not a bit of interest from CNN.

Ah, well. It's always been my contention that the most important function of blogs was to let people know that, despite the official pronouncements from the media and their supposed representatives, their views were actually, in many cases, the majority view, and so they should not act meekly as if they were a small minority doomed to lose but should rather fight like the mainstream representatives of the majority, destined to win, they really are.

That's how the media and political establishment conspire to push unpopular legislation on the public -- by convincing them their views are marginal and could not possibly win, and, in fact, are "extremist" and therefore things to be kept quiet about in secret shame.

What blogs, talk radio, and other non-establishment media are best at is fighting that dishonest meme and thereby letting people know that not only are they not alone, but in fact are part of the true, real mainstream majority opinion. And could, and should in most cases, prevail.

Without some method of national, rapid, widely disseminated messaging, how could millions of people be alerted to the fact that they were in fact the majority and not just a "small group" of "noisy" "extremists" who "don't want what's best for America," as the MSM and Republican leadership itself is telling them?

The most dramatic proof of this: A schoolteacher in France brought down the EU treaty by well-nigh singlehandedly rebutting the French media's and political class's one-sided, enthusiastic coverage of the treaty, offering no contrary opinion... and little hint there was a contrary opinion in France at all. Everyone's in favor of this treaty, they told everyone, so there is no reason whatsoever to even bother showing up to vote against it. Resistance is futile.

But once this schoolteacher pecking away at his blog let out the big secret that the EU constitution was not only a bad treaty, but a wildly unpopular one, people felt more confident about voting their preferences and voted the thing down. Resistance was decidedly not futile -- and all it took was the realization of that to doom a treaty that might otherwise been approved simply due to the asserted futility of opposition.

So thanks to CNN for helping get word of that out: this amensty is not necessary, it is ineffecutal, it is costly, it is bad policy. And no matter what the NYT or LAT claim by dishonestly wording poll questions, the great majority of the American public are strongly against it.

They want you to think it's a fait accompli. If it really were, they wouldn't have to sell it as such. As we all know from 32nd level Monk/Assassin/Paladin of the Golden Moustache Chuck Norris -- a guy who can kick your ass doesn't have to keep telling you he can kick your ass.

He can afford to be quiet about it. Because, see, he can let his feet and elbows do the talking, if it comes to that.


And thanks to JackM. for the tip.

So Little Traffic... You'd think that a mention on Rush Limbaugh, or Red Eye (thanks for that again, Jack), or even CNN.com would get you hits.

Nope. Everyone who can be induced to read blogs already is reading blogs, pretty much.

So it's just me, Andrew, LauraW, Jack, Slublog, and sixteen morons reading this blog, and so it shall be, for all eternity. (And, frankly, the sixteen morons not blogging aren't even reading the blog, they're just trading Yo Mama jokes with each other.)


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