Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Advice to conservatives

Betsy points to the Captain's advice to weary conservatives. I think this fails to appreciate the real need. Here is what I wrote as a comment to her post:
You won't get more conservative governance out of the GOP in DC until you neutralize the MSM. We bloggers don't seem to realize that the MSM's reduced influence is still absolutely massive. No politician with ambition (is there any other kind?) is going to be willing to stand up to the onslaught of vicious press as long as the MSM is the only real game in town.

Trying to elect a different politician only results in electing a democrat.

Bottom line -- you want conservative action in DC? Reduce the influence of the MSM on voters. It's the only way (as long as the MSM serves as a liberal propaganda tool). That leaves two options: force the MSM to be balanced and fair OR diminish their influence by finding other ways to get the message out.

The answer -- 527s, ad buys, e-mail campaigns, video ads on the net, web sites, organized blogging, etc. In essence, constant campaign mode. If you aren't willing to give your party politicians that kind of support to counteract the MSM, don't be surprised at the results.

I really don't understand why this isn't blatantly obvious to everyone.


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