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(51,064 posts)
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 07:04 PM Oct 2023

Will the Media Fall For It Again? Conservative Activist Shares Playbook to Tie Hamas to Democrats

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Conservatives are so confident about their ability to play the mainstream media that they’re now saying the quiet part out loud. After his successful work at getting the mainstream media to carry his anti-“woke” anti-“critical race theory” narratives, American conservative activist Christopher F. Rufo instructed them on the next step to tie terrorist organization Hamas to BLM and more.

“Conservatives need to create a strong association between Hamas, BLM, DSA, and academic “decolonization” in the public mind. Connect the dots, then attack, delegitimize, and discredit. Make the center-left disavow them. Make them political untouchables,” wrote the Senior Fellow at the center-right Manhattan Institute.

When his fellow conservatives pointed out that he was saying the quiet part out loud, he admitted it happily, “Lots of debate in the replies. Many critics arguing that I’m “saying the quiet part out loud.” To which I respond: Yes.”

Maybe you’re thinking, how much can one activist really do just tweeting his “ideas,” and sadly the answer to that is: A lot.

“How a Conservative Activist Invented the Conflict Over Critical Race Theory,” is the New Yorker‘s title over a 2021 piece on him. They note, “To Christopher Rufo, a term for a school of legal scholarship looked like the perfect weapon.” Rufo wrote to them, “‘Critical race theory’ is the perfect villain.”


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(21,111 posts)
1. Except BLM, nor any left leaning organizations tried to overthrow our government on 1/6/21
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 07:11 PM
Oct 2023

And tried to install their orange messiah as dictator.



(15,316 posts)
10. Doesn't matter, because their aim is too manipulate the media
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 10:45 PM
Oct 2023

and take advantage of the MSM being browbeaten as "biased".

They have been successful at getting the MSM to carry their water for 40+ years now.


(1,748 posts)
2. LOL Whut ?? Talk about an overreach and it's just laughable.
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 07:12 PM
Oct 2023
Nobody gonna listen to that shit that's my prediction


(82,849 posts)
16. Yup, push the lever and out comes a treat
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 01:14 PM
Oct 2023

The major media are well aware of how they're being used. As Les Moonves said (and this was one true instance of saying the quiet part out loud), getting suckered by the conservative noise machine is just too good for the bottom line. Why would they stop?


(5,443 posts)
5. Conservatives know how to manipulate the media into popularizing their propaganda
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 07:33 PM
Oct 2023

using the media's unwritten rule to provide balanced coverage. But when one side wants to create false crises and gaslight Americans with faux attacks about imagined bogeymen, the tendency for "fairness" by the media is actually unfair to American citizens and the US itself. That's because such attacks are nearly impossible to defend-- along the lines of "When did you stop beating your wife?"


(113,040 posts)
7. RW BoogalooBois and other White Nationalist groups aligned with Hamas
Sun Oct 15, 2023, 07:44 PM
Oct 2023

in recent years to target Jews and minorities and cause global chaos.


Second Member Of "Boogaloo Bois" Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Hamas

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs
WASHINGTON – A Minnesota man pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to provide material support and resources, namely property, services and weapons, to what he believed was Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization, for use against Israeli and U.S. military personnel overseas.

According to court documents, Michael Solomon, 31, of New Brighton, Minn., was a member of the “Boogaloo Bois,” a group of individuals who espouse violent anti-government sentiments. In late May 2020, the FBI initiated an investigation into Solomon and co-defendant Benjamin Ryan Teeter, both members of the “Boogaloo Bois,” and a sub-group called the “Boojahideen.”

Elessar Zappa

(13,952 posts)
17. Yeah those organizations haven't been very helpful to our cause.
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 01:19 PM
Oct 2023

I expected the DSA to react how they did but I was disappointed in some of BLM chapters’ response.



(4,741 posts)
14. So let's tie all traitor thugs
Mon Oct 16, 2023, 12:45 PM
Oct 2023

To insurrection, sedition, mass shootings, pedophilia, rape and domestic abuse.

Because so many of them are doing all of those things.

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