Question: is it possible to be as bad at what you do as Fred Davis is unintentionally? — and yet still get paid handsomely for it?
Okay, of course it is. Otherwise most journalists wouldn’t have jobs. But just humor me. Because it seems that Fred Davis is so very bad at what he does that some on the right are beginning to suspect he may not be on the side of conservatism, or even the GOP, even when they pay him to be. And what I really want to point to in this post, by using Davis as a jumping off point, is a Neal Rauhauser Democrat strategy document [click to enbiggen], since removed, that shines a light on the way the left is manipulating the media and working to infiltrate and hamstring political opposition — in an effort to squelch conservative speech altogether. By any means possible.
It’s easier to win, they’ve found, if you can run unopposed. That is, the “fairness” they pedal seems to sell best when it doesn’t have to compete against liberty — meaning that, in the name of fairness, they’re willing to do anything they can to remove competing ideas and voices from the public sphere.
The ends justify the means when you’re de facto moral, you see. And by dint of being a leftist you’re de facto moral because you wish to see your Utopian fantasies instituted in order to create a society that mirrors your own moral righteousness. Which righteousness is morally justified because you are, of course, moral. Duh.
[many thanks to geoffB, who brought this document to my attention; and sorry I’ve been off the radar. The new boy is a very vocal lad, and I’m an old man who needs his sleep]