Friday, October 16, 2009

Michael Moore, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and Big Media

Recent events have provided more evidence to disprove one of the sacred myths of the American Left: namely, the oft-recited mantra of how Fox News is simply an arm of the Republican Party unlike the "real journalists" in the so-called mainstream media (Big Media).

Last week, Sean Hannity invited "documentary" (wink, wink) director Michael Moore on his Fox show. Hannity gave Moore nearly an hour of air time. More people saw the Leni Riefenstahl of the American Left that night that will buy tickets to watch his latest half-baked propaganda piece. Moore was able to spew his non-sequitors and lies about capitalism (which he clearly could not define) and explain his goofy point-of-view.

Meanwhile, constitutional scholar and talk radio host Mark Levin wrote a book last spring, Liberty and Tyranny, that spent 13 weeks atop the New York Times best-seller list and has remained in the top ten for most of six months. Levin's book has sold over a million copies, which is extremely rare for political non-fiction. The Old Gray Lady provided only a short, half-hearted review of the book. None of the major networks gave one second of coverage to the 13-week number one book on a news program, news magazine show, or morning gab fest.

You see, whereas Hannity was willing to debate Moore and his kooky Leftist ideology, Big Media knows that they cannot intellectually refute the rock solid arguments made by Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny. Levin is not some slob with outlandish pronouncements. He is a clear communicator who has written the best explanation of Conservatism in recent memory. So, despite the incredible success of Levin and his book, Big Media has chosen to pretend Liberty and Tyranny does not exist.

The moral of the story is quite simple. Conservatives know their ideas and their foundations are solid and they can defend them against wacky Leftists. Statist Moonbats realize they only way their anti-liberty, anti-American ideologies can appear plausible is to prevent side-by-side comparisons at all costs. I'm still hoping someone in Big Media will grow a pair and belatedly bring Levin on to discuss his book. That will be "must see TV."

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