Monday, May 07, 2012

Right-WingNut Blog Called 'The American Thinker'

Right-WingNut Blog Called 'The American Thinker'

This is so sad... The right-wing blogs are out to defend George Zimmermann while painting Trayvon Martin as a non-victim. For the life of me, I cannot understand their supposed logic. They will write, blog and publish propaganda to prove they are the smart ones. It's not only sad, it's PATHETIC! Read this one that I just came across...
Such hypocrits calling themselves THE AMERICAN THINKER and how strange when they do ANYTHING but THINK!
They should be called

Trayvon and Zimmerman: The Structure and Elements of a Disinformation Campaign
By Scott Swett

"Trayvon," of course, is Trayvon Martin, the black 17-year-old who was killed two months ago in Florida. "Zimmerman" is George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot him. Referring to Martin by his first name and Zimmerman by his last is just one small tactic in the national media campaign to make Martin's death an enduring symbol of white racism.

The Trayvon campaign is accurately described as "disinformation" because deception is a fundamental part of its planning, strategy, and implementation. Leftist disinformation campaigns are common but not widely understood. This article is intended to make them easier to recognize, and to provide a framework for additional research and investigation. Whether or not George Zimmerman was justified in pulling the trigger is outside the scope of this analysis.


The Trayvon narrative can be summarized as follows: a black child was walking innocently through a gated community after buying some candy at a store, when a white racist stalked and murdered him for no reason but his color. The police, who are also racists, let the white man go free.

This narrative is similar to those used in previous racial disinformation campaigns:

1987 - White racists have raped a young black girl and left her in a trash bag.
1996 - White racists are burning down black churches across the South.
2005 - White racists at Duke University have raped a black woman.

Like the Trayvon narrative, the earlier narratives were untrue. However, they remain widely believed as a result of the massive media coverage used to bring them to national attention.


All the racial narratives have the same underlying theme: black people are constantly oppressed and endangered by white racism, which is a central feature of American life. This claim is constantly repeated by political agitators, making use of any event that becomes available.

(Actual statistics on violent crime tell a different story: blacks in America assault and murder whites at a far higher rate than the reverse, and the overwhelming majority of violent acts against blacks -- 93% -- are committed by other blacks. These facts are rarely mentioned by the media.)


Social science research offers some useful insights into how people typically make decisions:

Reasoning is only a small part of forming opinions or judgments
Judgments are often based on inadequate information
Early and negative information has a disproportionally heavy impact
Anecdotal, easy-to-remember information is also overly weighted

Therefore, disinformation campaigns use simple, powerful, negative, emotional arguments that tell a story. Since people resist changing their minds about emotionally loaded topics, the media campaign has to ramp up quickly, before the facts have a chance to catch up to the narrative.

Read more, if you can without...
Here's a quote from one of the writers on this blog:

Steven Plaut -
It is impossible to understand politics in the world today without grasping the fundamental fact that there exist two different lefts. I propose that the two be referred to by everyone as the Stupid Left and the Satanic Left. The two are very different, although they work together. People who are part of the first are simply stupid people. People who are part of the second may in fact be quite shrewd, but are evil and nefarious. There is no third type of leftist.
I will not call these people stupid (even though they are) because stupid isn't strong enough. These people are delusional, they live in a world of hate and will twist the truth to fit into this place of loathing (from whence they came)... I just wished I had a clue as to WHY ordinary people agree with them, against their own best interests? Maybe, just maybe the contributors (say, Koch Brothers, Karl Rover et al) of these right-wingnut blogs are masterminds at INDOCTRINATION. -- YA THINK? thinkingblue!

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