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Monday, May 28, 2007

Chicken Little squawks again

Al Gore is at it again. Robert Tracinski exposes the Grandmaster of Hypocrisy for what he is:

Early coverage of Al Gore's new book, The Assault on Reason, has focused on the fact that the book is largely an assault on the Bush administration. But they have glossed over the most significant and alarming theme that Al Gore has taken up: his alleged defense of "reason" includes a justification for government controls over political speech.

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Developing a dangerous theme that the left has been toying with for years, Gore says that reason is being suffocated by "media Machiavellis"--that's a veiled reference to Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch and Bush political advisor Karl Rove, the twin hobgoblins of the left. According to Gore, these puppet-masters take advantage of "the clever use of electronic mass media" to "manipulate the outcome of elections."

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His new argument doesn't do anything to reverse that impression. His basic theme seems to be: if the left isn't winning in the marketplace of ideas, there can't possibly be anything wrong with their ideas. It must be the marketplace itself that is "broken," and the left needs to use the power of government to fix it--in both senses of the word "fix."

This is by no means a new theme on the left; Noam Chomsky has been peddling this stuff for years. [ . . . ] We need to be liberated--by having the left take control of the media and manage it in our best interests.

Having a front line spokesman for global warming (e.g. "An Inconvenient Truth") whose — one of two — household consumes 20 times the average American household's electricity consumption (No, I am not going to let this one go. You can bet on it. Whine/threaten/bitch all you want.) must have a reality-distorting effect on its audience. Zombie Times reveals the parade of hypocrisy at a recent Gore appearance. Bonus round: The Concourse of Hypocrisy.

       Al Gore's next book.

Drink deep from the well of feel-good, tree-hugging, hippie wisdom. Drink the Kool-Aid.


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