Squaring the Culture

"...and I will make justice the plumb line, and righteousness the level;
then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
and the waters will overflow the secret place."
Isaiah 28:17

02/21/2010 (11:27 pm)

Breitbart on New Media (Updated)

Andrew Breitbart began Big Hollywood in January of 2009, and Big Government not long afterward. He’s one of the most forceful voices in what is being called today the New Media, the largely Internet-based reaction to the bias and corruption of the now-failing mainstream press. Here he is speaking at CPAC over the weekend, explaining the demise of the Old Media and the rise of the New Media.

These people create the firewall by which we cannot inform our fellow citizen to be able to make decisions on how we should govern ourselves. This is how they control us. And we have finally figured it out. And the new media is the means by which we can actually not just start to govern ourselves and start telling horrific truths about our political peril and our financial peril, because the press didn’t report on these things, but we can also now change the equation, and we can begin to start changing the narratives.

He discusses at length the Giles/O’Keefe exposé on ACORN and the old media’s reaction to it, and how the supports for the Left’s worldview are now crumbling.

His sincerity is evident, and the clarity of his thinking even more so. Listen and gain hope. Ten minutes for each video.

UPDATE: Glen Reynolds over at Instapundit made this observation about Breitbart’s talk, which I think is correct:

You know, I was telling the Insta-wife last night that I thought Breitbart’s “despicable person” call-out of Zernike marked a sea change in responses to bogus charges of racism. I believe I was right.

He’s talking about the point in the first video, starting at around 6:07, where Breitbart reads the New York Times headline claiming that a CPAC speaker “bashes Obama, in racial tones,” and the opening sentences that end “using racial stereotypes.” Breitbart calls out Kate Zernike, the author of the article, saying “You’re a despicable human being.”

Believe it or not, I hate confrontation in person. However, I think Breitbart’s got the right idea: we need to make a point of saying that baseless charges of racism are morally unacceptable, every time we hear one.

It’s long past due that that sort of talk gets put into the category where it belongs. Leftists who do it are not morally superior, and need to be reminded that they’re not. The left’s certainty that conservatives are really closet racists is itself a form of bigotry, and it arises from a truly pathetic need for the individual to think him- or herself better than others. Their talk about “codes” (e.g., that conservatives talk in “code words” to mask their racism) is their frank admission that there exists no evidence that conservatives are racist — that the entire meme is fabricated out of nothing but the leftist’s fevered hatred.

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