Little Red Victim Hood and Other Conservative Fairy Tales

Little Red Victim Hood and Other Conservative Fairy Tales

Ho hum. Another day, another prominent conservative setting up a conservative media organ to fight the alleged “liberal media”:

Online conservative media mogul Andrew Breitbart announced Thursday that he is launching a new website in January designed to report its own original journalism and take on “the Democratic-media complex.”

The site – to be called Big Journalism – builds on the “Big” brand Breitbart launched in September with Big Hollywood and Big Government. Both sites have made waves with stories exposing past controversial remarks by Obama administration officials and by featuring a series of videos of ACORN officials inappropriately offering advice to two conservative activists dressed up as a pimp and prostitute. He also helps edit the Drudge Report and runs the news aggregator Breitbart.com.

Let’s set aside the fact that Breitbart writer Michael Volpe has admitted in a Big Government piece that ACORN didn’t break any laws. Let’s even set aside Breitbart’s use of the term “Democratic-media complex”, which sounds an awful lot like my longtime term for the US press, the “GOP/Media Complex”. (Of course, Breitbart will say that he got it from Eisenhower, not me — but does he really want to point out that Eisenhower’s original phrase, “military-industrial complex“, is a warning against the very war profiteering and killing for killing’s sake that conservatives like Michael Ledeen adore? Or that Eisenhower, were he alive today, would have been drummed out of the party like Goldwater was for being too liberal? Not smart, bucko.)

No, what’s really hilarious about this is how Breitbart uses the same old cries of victimhood, long after their debunking. Or, as Bartcop said nearly a decade ago, in response to yet another conservative pitching the same “liberal media” whine as a way to make money:

If Goldberg had written the truth, that the media is nothing but right-wing pimps working for Bush,
if would sell about as many copies as Fortunate Son and be withdrawn from book stores right away.

But since he’s selling the LIE that left-wingers control the media,
something very different will happen to Mr. Goldberg and his book.

He’ll get to go on:

The Rush Limbaugh show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The Bill O’Reilly show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The Sean Hannity show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The Eva Von Zahn show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The Belway Boys where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The Brit Hume show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The Tony Snow show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The Juan Williams show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The Mara Liason show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The McLaughlin Group where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The Chris the Screamer show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The G. Gordon Liddy show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The Laura Schlessinger show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The Michael Medved show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The Sam & Cokie show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
Meet the Press with Tim Russert where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The John Hockenberry show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The Ollie North show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The Neil Bortz show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The Robert Novak show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The Paul Weyrich show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The Brian Williams show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The Wolf Blitzer show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The Don Imus show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
The John Stossel show where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.
Reliable Sources with Howie Kurtz where they’ll say conservatives have no voice in the media.

Then,

David Horowitz will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Maureen Dowd will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Ann Coulter will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Laura Ingraham will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Peggy Noonan will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
William Safire will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Andrew (bareback) Sullivan will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
David Limbaugh will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Jonah Goldberg will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Mona Charen will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Linda Chavez will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
John Fund will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Paul Greenburg will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Jeff Jacoby will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Dick Morris will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Thomas Sowell will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Cal Thomas will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Walter Williams will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Mort Zuckerman will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Brent Bozell will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
William F Buckley will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Neil Cavuto will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
David Hackworth will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Charles Krauthammer will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
William Raspberry will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Phyllis Schlafly will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
George Will will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Matt Drudge will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Luci (The Bat) Goldberg will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Michael Barone will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Lawrence Kudlow will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Marlin Fitzwater will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Pat Buchanan will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Ari Fleisher will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Christopher Hitchens will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Rich Lowry will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.
Kate O’Beirne will write a column saying conservatives have no voice in the media.

And against all of that, the reality-based community’s big-time legacy-media representation consists of Colbert and Stewart on Comedy Central, and Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow for two hours a day on MSNBC. (MSNBC is the same network that gives us three hours a day of conservative Joe Scarborough and which, shortly after its inception, had cancelled its highest-rated program because its host, Phil Donahue, dared to oppose Bush’s invasion of Iraq.)

Whoop dee frickin’ dooooo.