President Obama’s Speech, Rules For Conservative Radicals And More…..Podcast 37

Are the press, the mainstream media, now the alternate media? Lorie Byrd thinks the media ain’t mainstream anymore. She says:

Something happened last week that underscored this phenomenon. News outlets like the New York Times and NBC and ABC evening newscasts refused to cover the revelations surrounding President Obama’s “green jobs” czar, Van Jones. When those revelations of Jones signing a 911 “Truther” petition, calling Republicans a–holes and claiming white polluters were poisoning black communities reached the point that Jones was forced to resign, some of those news outlets had to cover the resignation. What should cause them embarrassment and damage any shred of credibility they have left as reliable news sources is that many of them had neglected to inform their audiences of any of the events leading up to the resignation.

As Andrew Breitbart put it, “For most people in this country, the resignation was the first they had heard of Van Jones. For this sin of journalistic omission, there’s institutional media blame. Bias is too tame a word for the utter shamelessness on display: Only Republican scandals – real and imagined – matter.”

Please read the whole thing. Lorie joined me to discuss thoughts on Obama speaking to the little children. Both Lorie and I are political writers and bloggers and mothers. We, along with Michelle Malkin, are a rare breed. There are few women political bloggers. There are fewer still who have school age children. Much of what I’ve read and heard people say even on the Right regarding the President’s speech has sounded theoretical. Lorie brings the “real” on this topic.

We also talk about Obama’s cult of personality and the press’ collusion with his policy objectives. Van Jones becomes exhibit “A”. We then play an imagination game of sorts. As in, imagine a conservative had said that “black people are out to poison white people” or some iteration thereof.

Then, I had Michael P. Leahy on to talk about his new book RULES FOR CONSERVATIVE RADICALS. Michael started the Top Conservatives on Twitter website along with Rob Neppell who helped with the coding. Get that book. He talks about using Alinsky-ite tactics in a Judeo-Christian ethic.

Finally, we end with some behind-the-scenes fun. It’s always a fight to pick music and Twitter participants helped decide the “angry hippie” music we used–spirit of the times and all that.

Special thanks to @MelissaMoore who did this weeks coverart.


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