Skip to comments.Ben Shapiro Shows the Right How to Beat the Media
Posted on 01/11/2013 2:42:50 PM PST by RoosterRedux
Forgive me for choosing a colleague and friend, but I've been waiting for exactly this kind of media appearance from someone -- anyone! -- on our side to make this point with, and it just so happens that last night it was Breitbart editor-at-large Ben Shapiro who delivered as perfect an example as one could ever hope for. This is a must-watch for the rest of this column to make any sense whatsoever.
As one of our Founding Fathers once said, "Facts are stubborn things," and when faced with facts, calm logic, and someone fully prepared for the encounter, after a fifteen minute appearance last night with our own Ben Shapiro, CNN's
Morton Downey Jr. Piers Morgan was left gasping for air. This was Morgan's worst nightmare realized and, for a whole host of reasons, something we need to see happen more often all across the media landscape.
What made Shapiro's appearance last night especially worthy of note had nothing to do with the fact that a left-wing media demagogue had his head handed to him. It's not enough anymore to simply win the media moment. For example
Throughout the presidential election, we saw John Sununu regularly kick all kinds of butt on MSNBC. But how many minds did he change? How many votes were swayed? Calling Andrea Mitchell out as an Obama partisan might make the choir cheer (it did me), but this is a hearts and minds campaign.
When it comes to Piers Morgan and his gun control mania, we've seen more than a few Sununu moments created by our side that might have made the choir cheer but did little to change many minds. In the end, it's all noise; it's all flash; it's all a meaningless game of checkers.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Your comments are correct, but the caveat for every conservative is “in my view”. We already agree on the imporatance of liberty and the 2nd Amendment. It is the mushy middle that needs to be corralled.
Sadly, the mushy middle consists of white women who would otherwise side with us, but voted Obama in. It is in their view that our arguments make sense.
The call for “common sense gun laws” are a fight for the mushy middle. We won’t win it without arguments that convince them. Then as the heat turns down simple legislative manuvering kills the rest off.
Our error is in responding to direclty. Better to get back to Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and the ongoing corruption of the Obama Admin. Stop fighting on their terms, turn their flanks and attack.
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Of course one sure way to beat the media would be to encourage our kids to enter that profession. We might also want to explore investing in computer driven home schooling programs and start pulling our kids out of the public education propaganda meat grinder. The fact that we face a hostile press means that we did something wrong back then, eh.
Ben Shapiro is a new American hero. He stood straight and strong and made the case for inividual sovereignty under the Bill of Rights! Bravo Mr. Shapiro and Semper Fi! This limey fop, Piers Morgan, is a statist, a self-absorbed narcissist in search of higher ratings. The only criticism I offer is that WE MUST REJECT THE LANGUAGE OF THE LEFT! NEVER REFER TO THESE WEAPONS AS “ASSAULT RIFLES.” I have never assaulted anyone with my rifle. My rifle is a HOME DEFENSE RIFLE! To win the battle, we must command the high ground of language. Never again use the canard, “ASSAULT RIFLE.” It’s a trap. This is where we are defeated time again by the left. They assume the terms and we go along. I will never relinquish my HOME DEFENSE RIFLE, under my constitutional right to bear arms; under my Natural Right to defense of my Life and Property. Hey Piers...it’s not up for debate!
Very good post. Great food for thought. Thank you.
Why the exception? I do not see “background check” in the Second Amendment.
Moreover, someone has to make the rules for the background checks.
And, then, someone needs to “interpret” those rules.
And, then, someone needs to “enforce” them.
If you have faith in our current Administration to operate “background checks” in a reasonable, equitable manner, you are far more trusting than I am.
Liberty has risks. I’ll take mine undiluted, thank you.
We had no “background checks” when I was a kid.
Face it: They are the creation of liberals after our guns.
It grates me to hear our “friends,” such as Shapirio, Ted Cruz, and CCRKBA singing the praises of “background checks” in order to ingratiate themselves to the media and the Left.
Go ahead and ingratiate all you like: They will still hate you, plot to take your guns, and enslave you.
Relying on “background checks” simply gives them more rope to hamstring and — ultimately — to hang us.
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