“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”
Several friends have forwarded a story to me: Obama may have had a little campaign help back in 2008 from the Russians. Right now, for the vast majority of Americans, the story is a tree falling in a forest with no one around to listen.
Why? Because the MSM is going to make sure it gets no traction. The news outlets will report it, but they’ll bury it and make it boring. There won’t be front page fulminations, late night jokes, hysterical headlines, or any of the fanfare necessary to get people, both inside and outside of Washington, D.C., excited. Indeed, if the Republicans try to get a little excitement going, the media will be sure to ridicule and humiliate those Republicans and, even better, to pervert their message. After all, thanks to the media making the message, the Catholic Church’s dismay that HHS is forcing it to pay for birth control and abortifacients has been re-broadcast as Republicans banning birth control and trying to make sex out of marriage illegal.
Andrew Breitbart understood this. He got that the problem in America is the media, because it decides what people hear and what should excite or disgust them. By now, thanks in part to his messaging, we all get that. Our problem is to replicate Andrew’s genius in bypassing the media and making a big noise without it.
Sadly, I’m not a noisemaker. I adore each and every one of you, my dear friends and readers, but I know that I’m preaching to the choir. To the extent I make a noise, it’s a cute squeak. I’m certainly not imaginatively busting out and overriding the white noise silence the media puts on stories that damage its chosen candidates.
Still, you can do something by making the new Breitbart website — called, simply, Breitbart — the biggest new thing and noise in the internet world. It’s a yeller and a shouter, and it’s working hard to silence the media’s white noise, and make sure everybody hears the truth about the White House and the man in it. In the same vein, please visit the Washington Free Beacon on a regular basis. It’s also a wonderfully loud media alternative.
And if you want to make the Left nervous, buy the shirt.