In strategizing with his fellow (and I do mean “fellow”) members of Journolist, Spencer Ackerman, then of the Nation, was arguing with the group against rising to the bait and either defending or criticizing Jeremiah Wright. He said:
“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.”
There you have it, Folks. Right out in the plain light of day. Spokespeople and actual journalists, being paid salaries by legitimate news organizations, calling people racists, simply as a STRATEGY. Explicitly. What a bunch of stupid idiots. And lord are they fond of their pretentious cliches: “It’s not necessary to jump to Wright-qua-Wright’s defense,” and “And I think this threads the needle.” Read any of their emails over at the Daily Caller and you can’t help but laugh at their hopeless affectations and their juvenile need to impress the other members of their Super Double Secret Club of Smarty Pantses with their lofty erudition, or at least their familiarity with the most popular cliches of those who want to be seen as lofty, and erudite.