Your media betters, scheming to spin the news:
I do not endorse a Popular Front, nor do I think you need to. It’s not necessary to jump to [Rev. Jeremiah] Wright-qua-Wright’s defense. What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left. In other words, find a rightwinger’s [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear. Obviously I mean this rhetorically.
And I think this threads the needle. If the right forces us all to either defend Wright or tear him down, no matter what we choose, we lose the game they’ve put upon us. Instead, take one of them — Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists. Ask: why do they have such a deep-seated problem with a black politician who unites the country? What lurks behind those problems? This makes *them* sputter with rage, which in turn leads to overreaction and self-destruction.
Luckily, some JournoListers disagreed, because
casually smearing people as racists is wrong they disagreed with the effectiveness of the strategy.
It’s all at the Daily Caller.