I’m not sure why this is even news. I thought we already kinda knew Obama was into redistribution of wealth.
But it’s a big Drudge headline and everyone’s talking about it:
Gateway Pundit reminds readers about Obama’s Joe the Plumber moment, four short years ago, Obama wants to Spread Wealth Around.
Barack Obama taught Alinsky redistributive principles at university.
And at AoSHQ, we are reminded of the Obama clip from 2001 that was aired in October 2008:
The previously reported — but never adequately reported — 2001 statement that the liberal movement had to focus more on non-court power to bring about “redistributive change.”
Ace shares an interesting back story about how he had helped Andrew Breitbart out with his Drudge headline so that he wouldn’t be accused of misrepresenting the convoluted clip.
Incidentally, the quote was accurate, and couldn’t be attacked. There was no misrepresentation: I just locked on the key bits. So it wasn’t hackery or anything. It was what the man said.
Not that the media was interested in an accurate, newsworthy quote. Not that the media was interested in all in exploring the thoughts and beliefs of this elegant cipher called Barack Obama.
No one attacked Drudge’s headline and quote; they just ignored it entirely.
You know what, though? The corrupt media isn’t as good at covering up news that is damaging to their precious as they used to be – and they are bleeding readers because of their naked partisanship as John Nolte noted today at Big Journalism: Newspaper Ad Revenues Collapse to 1950 Levels:
Something else to make you feel better: The media is putting everything they have into destroying Mitt Romney, and he could still win this thing. That wouldn’t have been true four years ago. But New Media is keeping him alive, and not because we’re fighting the media, but because we are on offense against Barack Obama.
You see, there are two narratives now. The corrupt media has their narrative and New Media has its own narrative.
Sure, we fight the media on defense — mostly because it’s fun. But the real impact New Media has is not in fighting the media but in creating our own counter-narrative that pushes stories out there the corrupt media won’t tell. I’m talking about talk radio, blogs, Drudge, Fox News… And people are paying attention.
And Mitt Romney is making sure that negative Obama news gets out by commenting on it, himself – pretty savvy of him, I must say:
Video via Gateway Pundit
Obama also believes in redistribution of blame:
“Gotta spread the blame around”…how perfectly Obamaesque.