Call a lefty. Transcribe. Disseminate. Repeat. (Call a lefty. Transcribe …. )

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”Joseph Goebbels 

“What is happening is that Obama’s unpopularity is being trumped by the Republican legislature’s unpopularity. North Carolina’s middle-of-the road electorate is expressing its displeasure at what Tillis calls the “conservative revolution” in Raleigh.[…]”Rob “RielleWHO?” Christensen

rob.fwHerr Goebels must be looking up from the deepest pits of Hell beaming with pride at the handiwork of the drive-by media in this state.  People have despised Congress AND the General Assembly since both institutions started up.  They like their guy or gal, but hate the institution.  (In fact, most people can’t name their state legislator or senator.)  But to hear Rob and his comrades tell it, the torches and pitchforks crowd that chased after Frankenstein are coming after North Carolina Republicans.
Herr Christensen — who did not notice the blonde with the camera following John Edwards around — thinks he has the current state of politics in this state ALL figured out:

[…] All of this is being nervously watched by GOP Gov. Pat McCrory, who will likely face re-election in two years.

McCrory ran as a center/right business pragmatist. That is how he governed as Charlotte mayor, and that is the tradition of North Carolina’s last two Republican governors, Jim Holshouser and Jim Martin.

But McCrory has been overshadowed in Raleigh by a highly ideological legislature that has pushed one of the most conservative agendas in the country.

McCrory has not offered a coherent message, at times embracing the legislature and at other times distancing himself from it. It is a political straddle in which he is trying to both hold his party’s conservative base while appealing to more moderate swing voters.

It is often perplexing, and his poor polling numbers suggest it is not working very well.

At times he comes across as a Republican moderate, declining, for example, to demagogue the courtrobc ruling legalizing gay marriage. But his office has been trumpeting the “A” rating he received from the Cato Institute, a Washington-based libertarian think tank founded by industrialist Charles Koch. The other three GOP governors who received an A define the outer reaches of conservative state leadership: Sam Brownback of Kansas, Paul LePage of Maine and Mike Pence of Indiana.

It would be as if former Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue was touting a rating from an ultra-liberal national group rating her and California Gov. Jerry Brown as the nation’s best governors. Even Perdue would have better sense than to do that.[…]

Ah, the Koch brothers.  *We can’t beat that dead horse hard enough can we?*  I guess the influence of foreigner George Soros and his financial and political influence on SO MANY institutions of the American Left is nowhere near as “disturbing” as that of these two American capitalists.  (The N& O — Rob’s employer — was founded by KKK sympathizers.  What does that say about Rob and all of his co-workers?)

That moderate electorate — is THAT the same one that gave Jesse Helms 30 years in the US Senate?  I know Rob and his comrades tried hard to smear Mr. Helms right out of office.  But the meaner and more dishonest their coverage got, the stronger Helms’s following became.

Dan Forest followedrive_by_media1d Helms’s lead and ran for lieutenant governor as a principled conservative. Rob and his henchmen tried hard to take him out, as well.

McCrory mouthed some conservative platitudes when he ran for governor. Once sworn in, Gov. Pat showed the same colors he had been showing for years in Charlotte — preferring the company and policies of Democrats over those of his own party.  People are mad at him because they feel like they got duped into voting for somebody as bad — if not worse — than Walter Dalton. 

People appreciate leaders who say what they are going to do, then go do it.  They appreciate people who tell it like it is — instead of pretending to be something they are not.

In 2010, Republicans won a majority on Jones Street.  In 2012, they won an even-bigger, veto-proof majority.  (Displeasure?  Nope, don’t see it.)  Are Rob and his comrades suggesting that the people of North Carolina are stupid — voting in and increasing the ranks of mean ol’ conservatives bent on doing them and their loved ones harm? Perhaps they’d seen a century of what the Democrats had to offer and wanted to give the other guys a shot.  

Prior to the American Revolution, England controlled information dissemination in the American colonies with an iron fist.  Our Founding Fathers wrote specific language into The Constitution positioning a free press as the eyes and ears and shield of the people against a powerful government.   Roughly 230 years later, that free press has come full-circle as a defender of government power.

It’s a shame that Rob and his comrades have squandered that gift bestowed upon them by our founding fathers, only to willingly become tools of statism (or rather, as some might suggest, simply “tools.”) 





7 thoughts on “Call a lefty. Transcribe. Disseminate. Repeat. (Call a lefty. Transcribe …. )

  1. Quoting Josef Goebbels is very appropriate for North Carolina’s Big Media. They function as political propaganda tools for the Democrat Party and the left. They are partisan hacks, not real journalists. The Republican Party needs to start regularly calling the media out on the political bias they wear on their sleaves.

  2. I would think that 99% of the people who read the N & O or watch MSNBC know in advance who they are voting for. The same goes for Fox News and Glenn Beck.

    If Rob can influence the election then the Republicans deserve to lose.

    I read Rob’s articles for the entertainment value. And you gotta feel sorry for Rob with all these Republicans in Raleigh these days. John is gone and Kay is not very exciting. If Tillis does win then I feel Rob may go over the edge. Keep Rob in your thoughts as these are dark days for a Democratic reporter of the “Old Reliable.” Give Rob credit, he is nothing if he is not reliably Democratic.

    How depressing to write all these articles and then have your girl lose.

  3. OK, so which is it – are the Koch Bros. “libertarian” or “conservative”? The “drive-by media” media is highly inconsistent in this. The Kochs are usually “conservative” when it’s something the DBM seriously dislike (like lower taxes), but “libertarian” when it’s something only somewhat unpalatable to the DBM, like supporting the Cato Institute (which is pro-lower taxes but pro-SSM). Regardless, I love the Koch Bros. Unlike many big-moneyed businessmen, these guys spend money to support policies and candidates that advocate for the free market, rather than rent-seeking and crony capitalism.

  4. Once you understand that Rob considers Liberals as Moderates and Conservatives as Extremists, his opinions become more clear

  5. The purpose of Rob’s spew is clear – to try to push McCrory further left. Rob sees that many conservatives question voting for Tillis due to Tillis going left on too many things, so he wants to make sure McCrory has the same problem in 2016.

    Republicans need to figure out that leftie hacks like Rob are just playing political games for the Democrats. Honest or objective analysis just does not exist at leftie propaganda outlets like the N&O.

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