Some people have the ability to learn from their mistakes, while others will not allow themselves to learn for many reason which I will not go into here, but the situation is such, that it doesn't take an Ivy league degree, to see what's happening, right before your eyes!
Let's get a few things straight & out of the way;
1. The more effectively a Republican "Smacks Down" a Democrat, the more aggressive the media will attack said Republican. So much so that, you can use the media sycophants level of insanity or intensity, in their "reactions", to gauge how effective your points/statements have been.
2. If you do as the media attack dogs want you to do (Namely, to shut up & not attack http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/14/scarborough-media-would-cover-obama-libya-missteps-if-mitt-romney-had-kept-his-mouth-shut/) you will be excoriated, humiliated and attacked just the same, only at the enemy's leisure and in the manner that the "Enemy Media " sees fit. The McCain 2008 campaign is the obvious example of what I'm speaking of here. The most predictable outcome is also what the McCain 2008 campaign showed, a defeat that could've and should've been avoided. But that last opinion, is of no consequence to this or any future election if you refuse to learn and change the way you go about running a campaign & dealing with your base.
3. Every time one of you Rinos, liberal Republicans or the Republican Establishment, "Sucks Up" to the media, for whatever reason (and I'm sure you have many excuses) justified or not, it will be used against the candidate, by the media, and in today's climate, will make the Republican Establishment, again, look like cowards nationally & Idiots to their base! Get control of the ones who want to suck up to the media, because in no way, shape, form or fashion, does it benefit those in power, the "Republican Establishment".The days of pandering to the media & getting something in return, are long over. These suicidal tactics, will only motivate your base, even more, to remove(by voting you out) any vestige of your former glory & power. The Media will not, under any circumstance, switch to "Your Side", if you will, or treat you the way they do the Democrats and they will not give Republicans equal or unbiased coverage!
So what's the answer?
Do something different & act like you have some intestinal fortitude. As I said before, the media is going to attack you & your candidates, but what you have not done is to put the media on trial in their own "Kangaroo Court" (Press Conferences or Pressers). What am I talking about, you ask? Follow me here for a minute. What have been the media questions or plan of attack(memes),so far?
- That Romney killed a steel worker's wife.
- That Mitt is keeping secrets by not showing more tax returns, than 2 years.
- That Romney lied or lies about Medicare.
- That Romney hates women, because he's against Abortion on demand & paid for by the public.
All Specious BS, from beginning to end, but since you haven't had the ability, guts or know how, to fight them properly, for whatever the reason, these media attacks have been effective to varying degrees. I could go on, but what I'm trying to get across is not a point by point retort or refutation to the media attack dogs questions, statements or attitudes, but an effective formula for putting the media on trial, at the same time they are trying to crucify their enemy(enemy to the media, would be anyone politically, to the right of Hugo Chavez). Let me also say that, the more vicious the media attacks are or become, the easier & more effective this concept will be. See the media, know matter what their feelings, will still have to produce their product. If they don't, then the "New Media" will "scoop" them more & more regularly. The thought of the "so called main stream media", losing their readership/viewership has been disconcerting among their ranks, for some time now. The thought of being seen as ineffective or at the same level as the "New Media", is enough to cause mass hysteria amongst the pseudo-intellectual "wanna be's", that comprise today's main stream media attack dogs. I say that because, in the past, when someone made the media look foolish, biased, ignorant or dead wrong, they simply wouldn't report it.The candidate being interviewed or questioned, would allow the next attack dog to change the subject & something else would be reported. Whatever the person being interviewed did or said that was effective, was lost to the editing booth and never seen nor heard from again.What I'm saying is that it's time for the candidates to decide what he/she will be talking about and not the Water Carriers & attack dogs!
I had to add this due to a post which
struck a nerve. This is a post from an All America Girl & Blogger,
who went through the same classes & learned the same "Journalistic
Ethics", which were taught to the Obama Jihadi media!The question we all
have to ask is; Why are these "ethical Concepts", so clear to some and
yet so unimportant to the Obama Jihadi media & the Leftist
Ideologues, they defend, to the detriment of America and it's people?
This All American Girl and her Blog, "Ifiwerepresident", have many
articles and points to make, but I'm linking to this article due to a
list of conclusions and her final statement. These "Conclusions and
Narratives" the Obama Jihadi media have used to push their Ideology to
the point of such bias, they have Be-clowned themselves, their employers
& this country! In my opinion, the Obama Jihadi media, has declared
"WAR" on the America, which refuses to be enslaved by their hateful
Ideology& must now be fought , like America fights the Muslim
Jihadis, who are attempting, in like fashion, to destroy America and the
west! Please follow this link and understand the basis of the bias.
Here's that Link:
Ifiwerepresident: A Message for the Unbiased News Journalists
Here's how to do that take on the Obama Jihadi Media & Win:
Let's take for instance, the Brilliant and Presidential move by Mitt Romney, to condemn the response , by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, to the attack/Act of War, by the Islamist Mob(& as we know now Preplanned attack, having nothing to do with any movie) on 9/11/2012. Romney's statement was so effective, I thought certain media members were going to have a stroke or some kind of psychotic episode while on the air. So much so, that the following days "News Conference", several of the media "Water Carriers", were caught on tape, coordinating their attack before the "press conference/Kangaroo Court"!
Here's an idea of the attack dog bias I speak of: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/09/13/Five-Facts-the-Media-Are-Distorting-About-Romney-s-Reponse-to-Embassy-Attacks
The point here is to take away the medias power and to not allow them to attack. This concept requires the "Righteous Indignation" of the candidate to turn around & begin answering the attack dogs' questions with questions, but with questions that condemn both the media and the Democrat, the media is Attacking for/working for/helping to get elected!
Getting back to the example at hand, if Mitt would, upon being asked the first "biased " question, designed to make him look bad, would have immediately turned it around with something to the effect of... "Are you really asking me that?"(Indignantly) "Let me answer that like this... Are you saying that We as Americans & the man in the White House should cow tow, to a group who is actively trying to kill us?" Or; "Are you saying that we should put our collective tails between our legs and accept these rediculous statements as Rational Thought?" Or; Are you seriously proposing that the so-called leader of this Great Nation, go back to Jimmy Carter type policies, that turned out to be the beginning's of the Islamist Movement and has been directly responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths , since then? Is that really what you're asking? The important part, that has to be followed, with out exception is control by questioning the interrogators. The thing here is not the question itself, asked by the candidate, but to take control of the "Presser" by making them answer the candidates question, or the concept & this process will not work. If they do not answer the candidate immediately, then point to the next "reporter" or call the next one by name, preferably a well known, but slow attack dog(think Andrea Mitchell Type) and before they can get a question out, repeat your question to them and make them answer it! If they ask another question or try to change the subject, Ask it again! If they don't answer you,(and this is important) Speak over them with the statement, "Ok, since you don't want to answer my question, let me go to ______(call out a different reporter by name) & here the candidate, again must appear indignant, until the candidate get's an answer(which will usually be really poorly thought out, since the attack dogs were not ready to be put on the defensive) or the candidate gets disgusted with the reporters and can finish up with, whatever statement the candidate wants to make & leaves the hapless & ineffective looking media screaming in his wake or in stunned silence, as he leaves.(more likely the former)
I'm not going to go into all the details, because this is not a position paper. This is simply a strategy for getting the hostile opposition media to report on negative things to the Democrat candidate. In this example, whatever Obama is responsible for, and at the same time, make his attack dogs & water carriers look hateful, spiteful & ineffective. This concept is neither difficult or complicated. It has only to be adapted in slight ways in order to stay ahead of the "Enemy Media", who treats you as the enemy, no matter how much you "Establishment Republicans"prefer them & agree with them, rather than your base.
It is my only wish that you, as well as , the Republican Party, begin gaining Registrations to the party, based on your better ideas, better ideology and your effective work, not just because of the disaster that occupies the White House, in part, thanks to your ineffective strategies, in 2008!
The details and questions to be asked, when implementing this simple & effective concept, will not be posted anywhere, so that the enemy does not take advantage of such an easy process. I'm sure you have people on staff saying,"I wish we could get them to ask...." I am also sure you have the talent at your disposal, to skillfully take apart the media by using this simple concept. By association, you will also beat whoever the media is shilling for that day or that campaign.What you do have to stop though, is the McCain 2008 style strateegerie, of doing what the "Enemy Media"wants or tells you to do!
So in conclusion, you can continue to accept the media attacks, which you will never change or you can begin to turn the tables on them & take away their power by using, their own "Kangaroo Courts" against them and do it before they make you lose what power you have left. If you wish to test it, this is a simple process to learn and I would suggest Paul Ryan to take the first shots across the bow of the enemy media attack dogs. You just can't let your "UN-named Republican Strategists" tell everybody Ryan is going "Rogue" or anything other than a united front, backing the person you trot out to take down the attack dogs.
Now Do I really believe that Reince Priebus, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell or their behind the scenes Establishment Leaders will do anything about this? Only if they want to keep the power they will likely lose in the next 2 or 4 elections!
Here's another part to this concept;
When Mitt get's another "In The Tank" question...
Mitt: (Laughs and says) "You know, if you folks were any more in the tank for my opponent, you would be bringing your lunch in the same bucket you carry Obama's Water in! Now, let me see... Is there anyone here who's not totally in the tank for my opponent?" He then points to & calls only New Media members for that Presser.
The Republican Establishment, Rinos & Liberal Repubs, just don't get the fact that they cause more damage to themselves when they kiss up to the left. They are bound & determined to commit political suicide, just like the McCain 2008 campaign. Well, I guess they'll get what they deserve. They will be treated like the back stabbing traitors they are showing themselves to be!
Here's another part of this concept that the Lib in these hacks have real trouble with:
When getting a question from a left point of view, Ask the Enemy media hack:
Let me answer that this way, How does it FEEL to you, to know that in attempting to cover for the Obama Regime/Administration, You Are Now Complicit In The Murder Of The 4 Americans? How Do You FEEL about Having American Blood on YOUR HANDS? How do you Sleep at night, knowing your helping someone cover up the murder, torture & rape of Americans? I could go on but you get the picture. The point is to turn questions from the left, into accusatory questions of the "Obama Water Carrier".
This interaction should end by the candidate stating: Disgusting! I have to talk to a normal person & point to & call by name a "New Media Reporter"!
Here's the last part of this concept I will make available. A detailed position paper will be made available for sale to any Candidates or Campaign MGR's. This will not be for sale to the media or the general public!
As a candidate, the last month before the election becomes crucial to get on the offensive, in order to keep the Enemy media talking about you! They will be looking to trip you up so, you have to go after them, before they get their footing!
At the beginning of the presser, candidate will make a statement. Before going to any questions candidate states: "OK, so there's no fiasco's or childish games, let's go to the real reporters" and calls a "New Media" member by name.
Once the question is answered, expect the "Enemy media" to scream and/or throw tantrums! At which point, the candidate states indignantly: "You see! I'm not psychic! I just know you biased media types and I will not recognize Tantrum Throwing Bombers"! Candidate immediately goes to another "New Media" member. It is very likely the "Enemy Media" will Shout over the chosen reporter. This is when the Candidate has to be firm, like disciplining a child. "Hey! Shut up and let the real reporter talk or get out!" Look immediately to the person asking the question and say, "Now where were you before you were so rudely interrupted?"
Do Not allow the Enemy media a question, when you use this tactic, or you lose control and lose the battle! Always remember that as a Republican, you will not get a fair shake from the "Enemy media". However, using this concept to it's fullest potential, you will get your message to the public and the "Enemy media" will look like they are trying to get you, which makes you the Underdog" and America Loves The Feisty Underdog!
God Bless America!